Vivien Leigh

Film Actress / Stage Actress / Actress | * 11/05/1913 († 53, 07/07/1967) | Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, British India [now West Bengal, India]
Vivien Leigh (5 November 1913 – 8 July 1967), born Vivian Mary Hartley and styled as Lady Olivier after 1947, was a British stage and film actress. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress, for her definitive performances as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she had also played on stage in London's West End in 1949. She also won a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway musical version of Tovarich (1963). After completing her drama school education, Leigh appeared in small roles in four films in 1935 and progressed to the role of heroine in Fire Over England (1937). Lauded for her beauty, Leigh felt that her physical attributes sometimes prevented her from being taken seriously as an actress. Despite her fame as a screen actress, Leigh was primarily a stage performer. During her 30-year career, she played roles ranging from the heroines of Noël Coward and George Bernard Shaw comedies to classic Shakespearean characters such ... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Vivien Leigh

2x Academy Award for Best Actress Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical Academy Awards 2x Academy Award for Best Actress

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Movies with Vivien Leigh as Actress(32)

as Herself (Archive Footage, Uncredited)2018 Black '47
as (archive footage)1994 That's Entertainment! III
as Herself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as (archive footage)1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
as (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as Mary Treadwell1965 Ship of Fools
as Hester Collyer1955 The Deep Blue Sea
as Blanche DuBois1951 A Streetcar Named Desire
as herself1951 The Screen Director
as Anna Karenina1948 Anna Karenina
as Cleopatra1945 Caesar and Cleopatra
as Emma Lady Hamilton1941 That Hamilton Woman
as Myra1940 Waterloo Bridge
as Wanda1940 21 Days Together
as Scarlett O'Hara1939 Gone with the Wind
as Elsa Craddock1938 A Yank at Oxford
as Liberty aka Libby1938 St. Martin's Lane
as Victoria 'Vickie' Gow1937 Storm in a Teacup
as Madeleine Goddard1937 Dark Journey
as Cynthia1937 Fire Over England
as Marjorie Belfer1935 Look Up and Laugh
as Rose Venables1935 The Village Squire
as Phil Stanley1935 Gentlemen's Agreement
as Schoolgirl (uncredited)1935 Things Are Looking Up

TV Shows/Series with Vivien Leigh as Actress(1)

Full Name: Vivien Mary Leigh
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Wednesday, 11/05 1913 (November) in Darjeeling
Died: Friday, 07/07 1967 (July) in Eaton Square (aged: 53)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Woldingham School
Spouses (current/former): Laurence Olivier, Herbert Leigh Holman
Children: Suzanne Farrington
Father: Ernest Hartley
Other names for Vivien Leigh (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Вів'єн Лі"
"Вів'єн Мері Гартлі"
"비비안 리"
"Vivian Mary Hartley"
"Vivian Leigh"
Vivien Leigh frequently works together with these people:
Clark Gable (10x, Actor)
Laurence Olivier (7x, Actor)
Olivia de Havilland (7x, Actress)
Mickey Rooney (7x, Actor)
Judy Garland (7x, Actress)
Spencer Tracy (7x, Actor)
Thomas Mitchell (6x, Actor)
Myrna Loy (6x, Actress)
Joan Crawford (6x, Actress)
Leslie Howard (6x, Actor)
Norma Shearer (6x, Actress)
Broderick Crawford (1x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5609, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/09/2020