Vivien Leigh (I) (1913–1967)


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If a film were made of the life of Vivien Leigh, it would open in India just before World War I, where a successful British businessman could live like a prince. In the mountains above Calcutta, a little princess is born. Because of the outbreak of World War I, she is six years old the first time her parents take her to England. Her mother thinks ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Gone with the Wind Scarlett - Their Daughter
(1939)
(1940)
That Hamilton Woman Emma Lady Hamilton
(1941)

Filmography

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 1965 Ship of Fools
Mary Treadwell
 1963 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Singer
- Episode #16.32 (1963) ... Singer
 1961 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Karen Stone
 1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Sabina
- The Skin of Our Teeth (1959) ... Sabina
 1955 The Deep Blue Sea
Hester Collyer
 1951 A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche
 1948 Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra
Cleopatra
 1941 That Hamilton Woman
Emma Lady Hamilton
 1940 Waterloo Bridge
Myra
 1940 21 Days Together
Wanda
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Scarlett - Their Daughter
 1938 Sidewalks of London
Liberty
 1938 A Yank at Oxford
Elsa Craddock
 1937 Storm in a Teacup
Victoria Gow
 1937 Dark Journey
Madeleine Goddard
 1937 Fire Over England
Cynthia
 1935 Gentleman's Agreement
Phil Stanley (as Vivian Leigh)
 1935 Look Up and Laugh
Marjorie Belfer (as Vivian Leigh)
 1935 Things Are Looking Up
Schoolgirl (uncredited)
 1935 The Village Squire
Rose Venables (as Vivian Leigh)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Jean Anouilh's "Antigone" and Anton Chekhov's "The Proposal," at the Old Vic at the New Theatre in London, England, with Laurence Olivier (also director), George Relph, George Cooper and Peter Cushing in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 13 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 8 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Vivian Leigh

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)

Spouse:

Laurence Olivier  (divorced) | See more »

Children:

Suzanne Farrington

Parents:

Hartley, Ernest Richard | Hartley (Yackjee), Gertrude Mary Frances

Relatives:

Farrington, Neville (grandchild) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on Alexander Korda] Alex was like a father to us - we went to see him with every little problem we had. We usually left convinced that he had solved it - or that we'd got our own way. See more »

Trivia:

Was offered the role of Alice Aisgill in Room at the Top (1958), which she turned down. Simone Signoret was cast instead and she went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar for her performance. See more »

Trademark:

Often played women who will go to great lengths to achieve their desires See more »

Nickname:

Vivling

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