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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 the tour of the Stratford Theatre Festival with Laurence Olivier and Anthony Quayle and at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England, with Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson, Robert Harris, Joan Miller, Alec Clunes, Geoffrey Keen, Cyril Luckham, Mark Dignam, Patrick Wymark, Jane Wenham and ... 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:

I cannot let well enough alone. I get restless. I have to be doing different things. I am a very impatient person and headstrong. If I've made up my mind to do something, I can't be persuaded out of it. See more »

Trivia:

Won Broadway's 1963 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "Tovarich". See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Vivling

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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