November 5, 1913
July 8, 1967
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm
35-25-35 in | 89-64-89 cm
51 kg | 112 pounds
8 US | 38 EU
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 British comedy film The Village Squire (1935) in role as Rose Venables.
Her breakthrough performance came as Scarlett O'Hara in epic romance film Gone with the Wind (1939), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
She landed her professional stage debut in a play "The Mask of Virtue" (1935) in role as Henriette Duquesnoy.
She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Tatiana in a play "Tovarich" (1963).
She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Blanche DuBois in drama film A Streetcar Named Desire (1951).
Waterloo Bridge (1940) drama romance opposite Robert Taylor, C. Aubrey Smith and Virginia Field
That Hamilton Woman (1941) drama with Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray and Gladys Cooper
Ship of Fools (1965) drama with Lee Marvin, Oskar Werner and Simone Signoret
Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) drama with Claude Rains, Stewart Granger and Flora Robson
Fire Over England (1937) drama with Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson and Raymond Massey
Anna Karenina (1948) drama with Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore and Hugh Dempster
Storm in a Teacup (1937) romantic comedy with Rex Harrison, Cecil Parker and Sara Allgood
Sidewalks of London (1938) comedy drama with Rex Harrison, Charles Laughton and Tyrone Guthrie
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961) romantic drama opposite Warren Beatty, Lotte Lenya and Coral Browne
She was the only child.
Studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
She was first British actress to won an Oscar.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6773 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.
She was a devoted cat lover, especially Siamese.
Was smoking four packs a day during filming of Gone with the Wind (1939).
Suffered from bipolar disorder.
Her favorite actor was Leslie Howard.
Was close friends 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
Laurence Olivier (1940-1961)
She dated John Merivale (1961-1967) and Peter Finch (1948-1953).