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Vivien Leigh Bio, Movies, Daughter, Death, Wiki & Net Worth

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About Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh was a British film actress who won the “Best Actress” award twice at the Academy Awards for her memorable performances in 1939 for Gone with the Wind and in 1951 for A Streetcar Named Desire. She also earned considerable acclaim for her work in the world of theatre where she played iconic Shakespearean characters such as Ophelia, Cleopatra, Juliet, and Lady Macbeth. She worked in numerous film and theatre productions with acclaimed actors and her 2nd husband Laurence Olivier. In 1999, she was ranked at number 16 in the American Film Institute’s list of “Greatest Female Movie Stars”.

Vivien Leigh was a British actress who achieved film immortality by playing two of American literature’s most celebrated Southern belles, Scarlett O’Hara and Blanche DuBois. Vivien Leigh was convent-educated in England and throughout Europe and was inspired by her schoolmate Maureen O’Sullivan to embark on an acting career. Leigh earned international popularity and an Academy Award for her unforgettable portrayal of Scarlett O’Hara in David O. Selznick’s production of Gone with the Wind.

Bio/Wiki

Birth Name Vivien Leigh
Nick Name Vivian Mary Hartley
Died At Age 53 Years
Died On July 8, 1967
Religion Roman Catholic
Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Birth Place Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, British India
Date of Birth November 5, 1913 [1]wikipedia
Place Of Death London, England
Cause Of Death Tuberculosis
Nationality British
Residence Not Known
Home Town Not Known
Hobbies Not Known

Physical  Stats

Height (Approx.) 5’ 3” (160 cm)
Weight (Approx.) 112 pounds (51 kg)

Figure Measurements

Breast Size 35” (89 cm)
Hips Size 35” (89 cm)
Waist Size 25” (65 cm)

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / Ethnicity Not Known
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Blue
S*xual Orientation Not Known
Dress Size Not Known
Shoe Size Not Known

Family

Mother’s Name Gertrude Mary Frances Robinson (Née Yackjee; 1888–1972)
Father’s Name Ernest Hartley
Brother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Husband/Spouse Herbert Leigh Holman (M. 1932–1940)
Laurence Olivier (M. 1940–1960)
Marriage Date Not Known
Children Suzanne Farrington(Vivien Leigh Daughter)

Personal Life

School Not Known
College/University Not Known
Educational Qualification Not Known
Profession Actress
Brands Endorsed Not Known
Career Manager Not Known

Relationship & more

Affairs/Boyfriends Herbert Holman (1932-1940) – Vivien Leigh and barrister Herbert Holman got married in 1932. They had one daughter together named Suzanne Holman (b. October 12, 1933).
Alexander Korda (1935)
Laurence Olivier (1936-1960) – Vivien Leigh and famous actor Laurence Olivier got married on August 31, 1940. After 2 decades of marriage, they got divorced on December 2, 1960.
Justin Mitchell (1939)
Peter Finch (1948-1953)
Elia Kazan (1951)
Orson Welles (1951)
Marlon Brando (1951)
Warren Beatty (1961) – Rumored
John Merivale (1961-1967)

Favorite Things

Favourite Actress Not Known
Favourite Actors Not Known
Favourite Colors Not Known
Favourite Sport Not Known
Controversies Not Known

Money Factor

Vivien Leigh was a British actress who had a net worth of $10 million. Vivien Leigh was born in Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, British India in November 1913 and passed away in July 1967

Estimated Net Worth (Approx) $10 million
Annual Salary Under Review
Income Source Movie Actress

 Movies/Career 

Leigh made both her onstage and film debuts in 1935. She starred in the play The Bash, which wasn’t particularly successful but it allowed Leigh to make an impression on producer Sydney Carroll, who soon cast the actress in her first London play; and landed the lead role in the aptly titled movie Things are Looking Up (1935).

Although Leigh was initially typecast as a fickle coquette, she began to explore more dynamic roles by doing Shakespearean plays at the Old Vic in London, England. There, she met and fell in love with Laurence Olivier, a respected actor who, like Leigh, already happened to be married. The two soon embarked on a highly collaborative and inspired acting relationship not to mention a very public love affair.

‘Gone with the Wind’

Around the same time, American director George Cukor was hunting for the perfect actress to play the lead role of Scarlett O’Hara in his film adaptation of Gone with the Wind. “The girl I select must be possessed of the devil and charged with electricity,” Cukor insisted at the time. An impressive list of Hollywood’s top actresses, including Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis, had long been vying for the part by the time Leigh, who was on a two-week vacation in California, took and passed the screen test.

Movies List

[2]IMDB

Ship of Fools
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
That Hamilton Woman
Waterloo Bridge
21 Days Together
Sidewalks of London
Dark Journey
Gentlemen’s Agreement
Look Up and Laugh

Some unknown facts about

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References

References
1 wikipedia
2 IMDB

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