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Vivien Leigh (I) (1913–1967)


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 & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind Scarlett - Their Daughter
(1939)
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche DuBois
(1951)
Waterloo Bridge
(1940)
Ship of Fools
Ship of Fools Mary Treadwell
(1965)

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England, with Laurence Olivier, Anthony Quayle, Maxine Audley, William Devlin, Ian Holm and Alan Webb in the cast. Peter Brook was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 11 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Vivian Leigh

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Warren Beatty] He has the kind of magnetic sensuality you could light torches with. See more »

Trivia:

Along with Glenda Jackson and Dame Maggie Smith she is one of only three British actresses to have won an Academy Award on two occasions: Leigh won Best Actress for Gone with the Wind (1939) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) while Jackson won Best Actress for Women in Love (1969) and A Touch of Class (1973) and Smith won Best Actress for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) and Best Supporting ... See more »

Trademark:

Perhaps best known for her Oscar-winning roles in Gone with the Wind (1939) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

Nickname:

Vivling

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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