Vivien Leigh

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Age: 100
Birthplace: Darjeeling, West Bengal, British India

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Vivien Leigh, Lady Olivier (5 November 1913 – 7 July 1967) was an English actress. She won two Best Actress Academy Awards for playing "southern belles": Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she also played on stage in London's West End.

She was a prolific stage performer, frequently in collaboration with her then-husband, Laurence Olivier, who directed her in several of her roles. During her 30-year stage 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.

Lauded for her beauty, Leigh felt that it sometimes prevented her from being taken seriously as an actress. However, ill health proved to be her greatest obstacle. For much of her adult life Leigh had what is now known as bipolar disorder. She earned a reputation for being difficult to work with, and her career suffered periods of inactivity. She also suffered recurrent bouts of chronic tuberculosis, first diagnosed in the mid-1940s. Leigh and Olivier divorced in 1960, and she worked sporadically in film and theatre until her death from tuberculosis in 1967.

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Movie Character Year
8w5kygtoqxeaefyepgcie7o0d43 Fire Over England Cynthia 1937
Jobkknhhp959c6gbqii5lxclc8j A Yank at Oxford Elsa Craddock 1938
Gurlaku0thay36s1cfokyflnij5 St. Martin's Lane Liberty aka Libby 1938
Lqpnvmax4ozy9teaot7m0txclks Gone with the Wind Scarlett O'Hara 1939
Efzw0kolqkgspxksxquzkc1luhu 21 Days Wanda 1940
Nfd0mjdlshofab3fwqovd7sgzco Anna Karenina Anna Karenina 1948
7e1aici44kcwns0y9a4kcjfvpe2 A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche DuBois 1951
Ubc91ss4kc6wbobi6fps0gnti2x The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Karen 1961
Umppx3etycjdgswi4jmslttmhy Ship of Fools Mary Treadwell 1965