Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1913-11-05
Deathday: 1967-07-07 (53 years old)

Biography

Vivien Leigh (born Vivian Mary Hartley, and also known as Lady Olivier after 1947; 5 November 1913 – 8 July 1967) was an English stage and film actress. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress, for her iconic 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 as Ophelia, Cleopatra, Juliet, and Lady Macbeth. Later in life, she performed as a character actress in a few films.


At the time, the public strongly identified Leigh with her second husband Laurence Olivier, who was her spouse from 1940 to 1960. Leigh and Olivier starred together in many stage productions, with Olivier often directing, and in three films. She earned a reputation for being difficult to work with, and for much of her adult life she suffered from bipolar disorder as well as recurrent bouts of chronic tuberculosis, which was first diagnosed in the mid-1940s and ultimately claimed her life at the age of 53. Although her career had periods of inactivity, in 1999 the American Film Institute ranked Leigh as the 16th greatest female movie star of classic Hollywood cinema.


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Filmography

all 45

Movies 44

self 19

TV Shows 1

Self - Portrait Subject
Vivien Leigh, autant en emporte le vent

Vivien Leigh, autant en emporte le vent (2020)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year

1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009)

Movie
Herself (archive footage)
Jornal Português (1938-1951)

Jornal Português (1938-1951) (2005)

Movie
Herself (archive footage)
Melanie Remembers: Reflections by Olivia de Havilland

Melanie Remembers: Reflections by Olivia de Havilland (2004)

Movie
Herself (Archive Footage)
Larry & Vivien: The Oliviers in Love

Larry & Vivien: The Oliviers in Love (2001)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Sir John Mills' Moving Memories

Sir John Mills' Moving Memories (2000)

Movie
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Glorious Technicolor

Glorious Technicolor (1998)

Movie
Blanche
Tennessee Williams: Wounded Genius

Tennessee Williams: Wounded Genius (1998)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman

Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman (1998)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful

The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful (1996)

Movie
(archive footage)
That's Entertainment! III

That's Entertainment! III (1994)

Movie
Self
Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond

Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond (1990)

Movie
Self
The Tales of Helpmann

The Tales of Helpmann (1990)

Movie
(archive footage)
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind

The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (1988)

Movie
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage

Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983)

Movie
(archive footage)
That's Entertainment, Part II

That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1975)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Hollywood: The Dream Factory

Hollywood: The Dream Factory (1972)

Movie
Mary Treadwell
Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools (1965)

Movie
Scarlett O'Hara (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hollywood: The Selznick Years

Hollywood: The Selznick Years (1961)

Movie
Karen Stone
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)

Movie
Sabina
The Skin of Our Teeth

The Skin of Our Teeth (1959)

Movie
Hester Collyer
The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea (1955)

Movie
Blanche DuBois
A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Movie
3
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Screen Director

The Screen Director (1951)

Movie
Singer
The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)

TV
6
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina (1948)

Movie
Cleopatra
Caesar and Cleopatra

Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Movie
Emma Lady Hamilton
That Hamilton Woman

That Hamilton Woman (1941)

Movie
Self
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards

Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)

Movie
Self
Hollywood: Style Center of the World

Hollywood: Style Center of the World (1940)

Movie
Myra
Waterloo Bridge

Waterloo Bridge (1940)

Movie
Wanda
21 Days

21 Days (1940)

Movie
4.33
Scarlett O'Hara
Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind (1939)

Movie
5.55
Liberty
St. Martin's Lane

St. Martin's Lane (1938)

Movie
6
Elsa Craddock
A Yank at Oxford

A Yank at Oxford (1938)

Movie
Madeleine Goddard
Dark Journey

Dark Journey (1937)

Movie
Cynthia
Fire Over England

Fire Over England (1937)

Movie
Victoria Gow
Storm in a Teacup

Storm in a Teacup (1937)

Movie
6
Marjorie Belfer
Look Up and Laugh

Look Up and Laugh (1935)

Movie
Schoolgirl
Things Are Looking Up

Things Are Looking Up (1935)

Movie
Rose Venables
The Village Squire

The Village Squire (1935)

Movie
Phil Stanley
Gentlemen's Agreement

Gentlemen's Agreement (1935)

Movie
Self
Charmed Lives: A Family Romance

Charmed Lives: A Family Romance

Movie

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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1913-11-05

Deathday
1967-07-07 (53 years old)

Birth Name
Vivian Mary Hartley

Birth Place
Darjeeling, India

Relationships
Laurence Olivier (1940-01-01 - 1960-01-01), Herbert Leigh Holman (1931-01-01 - 1940-01-01), John Merivale (1960-01-01 - 1967-01-01)

Children
Suzanne Farrington

Father
Ernest Richard Hartley

Citizenships
United Kingdom

Also Known As
Вів'єн Лі, Вів'єн Мері Гартлі, 비비안 리, Vivian Mary Hartley, Vivian Leigh

Awards
Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, Academy Award for Best Actress, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame


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