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Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh
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Birth Date

November 5, 1913


July 8, 1967


United Kingdom

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



5 ft 3 in | 160 cm

Body Measurements

35-25-35 in | 89-63.5-89 cm


54 kg | 119 pounds

Bra Size


Shoe size

7.5 US | 38 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Vivien Leigh was born in Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, British India, on November 5, 1913, was an English actress.

Young Vivien Leigh got her first stage debut for her mother's amateur theatre group, reciting "Little Bo Peep", at the age of 3.

She made her big screen debut in comedy film The Village Squire (1935) in role as Rose Venables.

Vivien's breakthrough performance came as Scarlett O'Hara in epic romance film Gone with the Wind (1939).

She landed her professional stage debut in a play "The Mask of Virtue" (1935) in role as Henriette Duquesnoy, at Ambassadors Theatre.

She made her Broadway debut in a musical "Tovarich" (1963) in role as Tatiana, at Broadway Theatre, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

Vivien Leigh Height and Weight

How tall was Vivien Leigh and what was her weight? Vivien Leigh's height was 5' 3" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 160 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, her weight was 119 іn pоunds or 54 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Vivien Leigh Body Measurements

Vivien Leigh body measurements was bust-waist-hip 35-25-35 in inches or 89-63.5-89 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size was 34A with cup size A.

Best Movies

She won the Academy Award for Best Actress and the BAFTA Film Award for Best British Actress for her performance as Scarlett O'Hara in epic historical romance film Gone with the Wind (1939).

She won the Academy Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Drama for her role as Blanche DuBois in Southern Gothic drama movie A Streetcar Named Desire (1951).

She won the National Board of Review, USA Award for Best Acting for her role as Myra Lester in drama romance movie Waterloo Bridge (1940).

That Hamilton Woman (1941) drama as Emma, Lady Hamilton

Ship of Fools (1965) drama as Mary Treadwell

Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) romantic drama Cleopatra

Fire Over England (1937) drama as Cynthia

Anna Karenina (1948) romantic drama Anna Karenina

Storm in a Teacup (1937) romantic comedy as Victoria Gow

Sidewalks of London (1938) comedy drama as Libby

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961) romantic drama as Karen Stone


Attended the Loreto Convent in Darjeeling, India and Convent of the Sacred Heart in London.

Studied at Sacred Heart in San Remo, Italy.

Studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

She was the only child.

Had Scottish, Irish, Armenian and Indian ancestry.

She was first British actress to won an Oscar.

She played Anna Petrova in a play "Ivanov" (1966), at Shubert Theatre.

She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6773 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.

She was inducted into OFTA Film Hall of Fame in 2001.

She was a devoted cat lover, especially Siamese.

Suffered from bipolar disorder.

Her favorite actor was Leslie Howard.

She was close friend with English actress Rachel Kempson.

Vivien died on July 8, 1967, London, United Kingdom, at the age of 53.


She was married to:

Herbert Leigh Holman (1932-1940), they had one daughter, Suzanne Holman

Laurence Olivier (1940-1961)


She dated John Merivale (1961-1967) and Peter Finch (1948-1953).

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