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Birth date: November 5, 1913
Birth place: Darjeeling, West Bengal, British India. [now India]
Death date: 1967-07-08
Height:5' 3½" (1.61 m)
Profession:Actress, Soundtrack
Nationality:British
Spouse:Herbert Leigh Holman
Children:Suzanne Farrington

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Vivian Mary Hartley, later known as Vivien Leigh, Lady Olivier (5 November 1913 – 8 July 1967) was a British stage and film actress. She won two Best Actress Academy Awards for her performances as "Southern belle": 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 won a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway version of Tovarich (1963).After an education in drama school, 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 it 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 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. Later in life, she played character roles in a few films.To the public at the time, Leigh was strongly identified with her second husband Laurence Olivier, to whom she was married from 1940 to 1960. Leigh and Olivier starred together in many stage productions, with Olivier often directing, and in three films. For much of her adult life, she suffered from bipolar disorder. She earned a reputation for being difficult to work with, and her career suffered periods of inactivity. She suffered recurrent bouts of chronic tuberculosis, first diagnosed in the mid-1940s, which ultimately claimed her life at the age of 53. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Leigh as the 16th greatest female movie star of all time. Wikipedia

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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ship of Fools 1965 Mary Treadwell
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone 1961 Karen Stone
ITV Play of the Week 1959 TV Series Sabina
The Deep Blue Sea 1955 Hester Collyer
A Streetcar Named Desire 1951 Blanche
Anna Karenina 1948 Anna Karenina
Caesar and Cleopatra 1945 Cleopatra
That Hamilton Woman 1941 Emma Lady Hamilton
Waterloo Bridge 1940 Myra
21 Days Together 1940 Wanda
Gone with the Wind 1939 Scarlett - Their Daughter
Sidewalks of London 1938 Liberty aka Libby
A Yank at Oxford 1938 Elsa Craddock
Storm in a Teacup 1937 Victoria 'Vickie' Gow
Dark Journey 1937 Madeleine Goddard
Fire Over England 1937 Cynthia
Gentlemen's Agreement 1935 Phil Stanley
Things Are Looking Up 1935 Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Look Up and Laugh 1935 Marjorie Belfer
The Village Squire 1935 Rose Venables

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teresa the Thief 1973 performer: "Auld Lang Syne" - uncredited
A Streetcar Named Desire 1951 performer: "It's Only a Paper Moon" 1933 - uncredited
Waterloo Bridge 1940 performer: "It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary" 1912, "Candlelight Waltz" 1940, "Auld Lang Syne" - uncredited
Gone with the Wind 1939 performer: "Ben Bolt Oh Don't You Remember" 1848 - uncredited
Fire Over England 1937 performer: "The Spanish Lady's Love"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dieter & Andreas 1989 Short grateful acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ed Sullivan Show 1963 TV Series Singer
The 17th Annual Tony Awards 1963 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Musical
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1960 TV Series Herself
Today 1960 TV Series Herself
The 14th Annual Tony Awards 1960 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Small World 1958 TV Series Herself
Korda Interviews 1956 TV Movie documentary Interviewee
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards 1940 Documentary short Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn 2015 Documentary completed
Love, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War 2011 TV Series documentary Scarlett O'Hara in 'Gone with the Wind'
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary Scarlet O'Hara
Der Klang Hollywoods - Max Steiner & seine Erben 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
To Oz! The Making of a Classic 2009 Video documentary short Herself
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year 2009 TV Movie documentary
Spisok korabley 2008 Documentary Lady Hamilton
Today Tonight 2007 TV Series Scarlet O'Hara
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself as Scarlett O'Hara
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series
Unsere Besten 2004 TV Series Scarlet O'Hara
The Prince, the Showgirl and Me 2004 TV Movie documentary
American Masters 2003 TV Series documentary Blanche DuBois
Living Famously 2003 TV Series documentary
Biography 1998-2001 TV Series documentary Herself / Blanche Du Bois
Larry and Vivien: The Oliviers in Love 2001 TV Movie documentary
Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel 2001 TV Movie documentary Scarlett O'Hara
Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself / Mary Treadwell
Sir John Mills' Moving Memories 2000 Video documentary Herself
Legends 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary
Classified X 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
Glorious Technicolor 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
Intimate Portrait 1996 TV Series documentary Herself
The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful 1996 TV Special documentary Herself
Legends of Entertainment Video 1995 Video documentary Herself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary actress 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (uncredited)
100 Years at the Movies 1994 TV Short documentary Herself
Kleiner Mann ganz groß 1994 TV Movie documentary uncredited
That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary Performer in Clip from 'Waterloo Bridge' (uncredited)
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America 1993 TV Movie documentary Scarlett O'Hara
The Tales of Helpmann 1990 Documentary Herself
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic 1990 TV Movie documentary Herself
Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond 1990 TV Movie documentary Herself
Darlings of the Gods 1989 TV Movie Herself
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind 1988 TV Movie documentary Herself - Cast Member in 'Gone with the Wind'
That's Dancing! 1985 Documentary Herself (clip from "Gone with the Wind")
The Golden Gong 1985 TV Movie documentary
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage 1983 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Great Performances 1983 TV Series Herself
Has Anybody Here Seen Canada? A History of Canadian Movies 1939-1953 1979 TV Movie documentary Herself (unconfirmed, uncredited)
America at the Movies 1976 Documentary Blanche DuBois
That's Entertainment, Part II 1976 Documentary Clip from 'Gone with the Wind' (as Vivian Leigh)
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary Herself
Hollywood: The Dream Factory 1972 TV Movie documentary
Hollywood: The Selznick Years 1969 TV Movie documentary Actress 'Gone with the Wind' (uncredited)
The Extraordinary Seaman 1969 Herself (uncredited)
The Screen Director 1951 Documentary short Herself (uncredited)
Hollywood: Style Center of the World 1940 Documentary short Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6773 Hollywood Blvd.
1957 Special Award Sant Jordi Awards A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
1953 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best British Actress A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
1952 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
1951 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
1951 Volpi Award Venice Film Festival Best Actress A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
1940 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Gone with the Wind (1939)
1939 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Gone with the Wind (1939)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1952 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

TitleSalary
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) $100,000
Waterloo Bridge (1940) $100,000
Gone with the Wind (1939) $25,000
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) $100,000
Waterloo Bridge (1940) $100,000
Gone with the Wind (1939) $25,000

#Fact
1 Her only child, daughter Suzanne Farrington, died on March 1, 2015 at age 81.
2 Had three grandsons: Neville Farrington (born December 4, 1958), Jonathan Farrington (born May 13, 1961) and Rupert Farrington (born August 31, 1962).
3 Gave birth to her only child at age 19, a daughter named Suzanne Mary Holman (aka Suzanne Farrington) on October 10, 1933 in a London nursing home. Child's father is her now ex-first ex-husband, Herbert Holman.
4 Is one of 11 actresses who won the Best Actress Oscar for a move that also won the Best Picture Oscar (she won for Gone with the Wind (1939)). The others are Claudette Colbert for It Happened One Night (1934), Luise Rainer for The Great Ziegfeld (1936), Greer Garson for Mrs. Miniver (1942), Louise Fletcher for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Diane Keaton for Annie Hall (1977), Shirley MacLaine for Terms of Endearment (1983), Jessica Tandy for Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Jodie Foster for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Gwyneth Paltrow for Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Hilary Swank for Million Dollar Baby (2004).
5 Along with Glenda Jackson, she is one of only two British actresses to have won an Academy Award on two occasions: Leigh won Best Actress for Gone with the Wind (1939) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) while Jackson won Best Actress for Women in Love (1969) and A Touch of Class (1973). Although Elizabeth Taylor - who won Best Actress for BUtterfield 8 (1960) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) - was born in London, her parents were American and she was raised in the United States from the age of three.
6 Was the 14th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Gone with the Wind (1939) at The 12th Academy Awards on February 29, 1940.
7 Is one of 14 Best Actress Oscar winners to have not accepted their Academy Award in person, Leigh's being for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). The others are Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Judy Holliday, Anna Magnani, Ingrid Bergman, Sophia Loren, Anne Bancroft, Patricia Neal, Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith, Glenda Jackson and Ellen Burstyn.
8 For her performance as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), she won the first British Academy Award for Best Actress at the newly inaugurated BAFTA Awards ceremony in 1953.
9 Became pregnant twice (in 1944 and 1955) during her marriage to Laurence Olivier; she suffered miscarriages on both occasions.
10 She died after collapsing at home from complications from an attack of tuberculosis on July 7, 1967. That evening lights of West End theater marquees were kept dark for an hour in her honor.
11 Returned to work sixteen months after giving birth to her daughter Suzanne Farrington in order to begin performing in the stage production entitled "The Green Sash".
12 Stepmother of Tarquin Olivier.
13 Was offered the role of Alice Aisgill in Room at the Top (1959), which she turned down. Simone Signoret was cast instead and she went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar for her performance.
14 The nickname Vivling was given to her by her father. It's a combination of her name and the word darling.
15 After Joan Crawford quit filming Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), Leigh was offered her role which she turned down. Olivia de Havilland, Leigh's co-star in Gone with the Wind (1939) was then offered and accepted the role.
16 When making Gone with the Wind (1939), super macho director Victor Fleming wanted Scarlett, for at least once in the film, to look like his hunting buddy Clark Gable's type of woman. So, when wearing the stunning low-cut burgundy velvet dress with rhinestones that Scarlett wears to Ashley Wilkes' birthday party in the second half of the film, to achieve the desired cleavage for Fleming, Walter Plunkett had to tape Vivien Leigh's breasts together.
17 As of 2013, she is only one of 6 actors who have a 2-0 winning record when nominated for an acting Oscar. The others are Luise Rainer for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Good Earth (1937); Helen Hayes for The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) and Airport (1970); Kevin Spacey for The Usual Suspects (1995) and American Beauty (1999); Hilary Swank for Boys Don't Cry (1999) and Million Dollar Baby (2004); and Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Django Unchained (2012).
18 Was the first British actress to win an Academy Award. She won the Best Actress Oscar for Gone with the Wind (1939) in February 1940.
19 Had four great-grandchildren: Ashua, Amy, Sophie and Tessa. The great-grandchildren, the girls in particular, bear a striking resemblance to Suzanne.
20 Was close friends with Rachel Kempson, the mother of Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave.
21 Despite her legendary stature, Leigh made fewer than twenty films in her career.
22 Her father was a full-blooded Englishmen, while her mother was of French and Irish ancestry.
23 Was obsessed with hiding her large hands. Gloves were a favorite cover-up, she owned more than 150 pairs. Interestingly enough, one of the frequent descriptions of Vivien's most famous character Scarlett O'Hara in the novel Gone with the Wind (1939) is that she has extremely small hands.
24 Eventually, Vivien needed shock therapy to control her manic depression. Sometimes, she would go on stage just hours after her treatments, without missing a beat in her performance.
25 Her performance as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) is ranked #3 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
26 Peter Finch was discovered by Laurence Olivier in 1948 when Olivier and his theatrical company, which included wife Leigh, were conducting a tour of Australia, Olivier signed the young Aussie to a personal contract and Finch became part of Olivier's theatrical company. He then proceeded to cuckold his mentor and employer by bedding Leigh. Olivier was personally humiliated but ever the trouper, he kept the talented Finch under contract after having brought him back to England, where Finch flourished as an actor. Finch and Leigh carried on a long affair, and since Leigh was bipolar and her manic-depression frequently manifested itself in nymphomania, some speculate that Olivier subconsciously might have been grateful for Finch as he occupied Leigh's hours and kept her out of worse trouble and Olivier from even worse embarrassment. Their on-again, off-again affair reportedly reached a crisis point on the movie Elephant Walk (1954), when they had renewed their affair. However, the instability of their relationship allegedly triggered a nervous breakdown in Leigh, and Olivier had to step in to take care of her.
27 Laurence Olivier wrote in his autobiography, "Confessions of an Actor", that sometime after World War II, Leigh announced calmly that she was no longer in love with him, but loved him like a brother. Olivier was emotionally devastated. What he did not know at the time was that Leigh's declaration -- and her subsequent affairs with multiple partners -- was a signal of the bipolar disorder that eventually disrupted her life and career. Leigh had every intention of remaining married to Olivier, but was no longer interested in him romantically. Olivier himself began having affairs (including one with Claire Bloom in the 1950s, according to Bloom's own autobiography) as Leigh's eye and amorous intentions wandered and roamed outside of the marital bedchamber. Olivier had to accompany Leigh to Hollywood in 1950 in order to keep an eye on her and keep her out of trouble, to ensure that her manic-depression did not get out of hand and disrupt the production of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). In order to do so, he accepted a role in William Wyler's Carrie (1952) that was shot at the same time as Streetcar. The Oliviers were popular with Hollywood's elite, and Elia Kazan and Marlon Brando both liked "Larry" very much (that was the reason that Brando gave in his own autobiography for not sleeping with Leigh, whom he thought had a superior posterior -- he could not raid Olivier's "chicken coop" as "Larry was such a nice guy".) None of them knew the depths of the anguish he was enduring as the caretaker of his mentally ill wife. Brando said that Leigh was superior to Jessica Tandy -- the original stage Blanche DuBois -- as she was Blanche. Ironically, Olivier himself had directed Leigh in the role on the London stage.
28 She was supposed to star in the Paramount film Elephant Walk (1954) with Peter Finch and Dana Andrews, but after appearing in a few scenes she was replaced by Elizabeth Taylor. The reasons for Leigh's dismissal were rumored to be her difficult nature, having just been diagnosed as a manic-depressive. Further complications may have erupted because of an affair she had with co-star Finch while she was still married to Laurence Olivier, and Leigh and Olivier were still married in 1954.
29 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6773 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
30 Was named #16 Actress on The American Film Institute's 50 Greatest Screen Legends.
31 Won Broadway's 1963 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "Tovarich".
32 Although she was a British subject for her whole life, her ancestry was French and Irish.
33 Had an affair with actor Peter Finch that nearly ended her marriage to Laurence Olivier. The movie The V.I.P.s (1963) is based on an incident from Leigh's and Olivier's marriage, when she was about to leave him for Finch but Olivier wooed her back.
34 She desperately wanted to play the second Mrs. De Winter in Rebecca (1940) opposite her husband Laurence Olivier, but producer David O. Selznick thought the role would dilute her value as a Scarlett O'Hara type and cast Joan Fontaine instead. His decision severely strained her professional relationship with Selznick; neither she nor Olivier ever appeared in one of his films again. Fontaine won her first Academy Award nomination in the role.
35 Kept Laurence Olivier's photograph beside her bed and on her dressing table even after they divorced. Until her death, she was addressed as "Lady Olivier".
36 Reportedly used one of her two Oscars to doorstop her bathroom.
37 Godmother of actress Juliet Mills and Suzanna Leigh.
38 She took her then husband's first name (Leigh) as her last name when she began acting professionally.
39 Her favorite role was that of Myra Lester, which she played in Waterloo Bridge (1940).
40 Pictured on one of four 25¢ US commemorative postage stamps issued March 23, 1990 honoring classic films released in 1939. The stamp features Clark Gable and Leigh as Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind (1939). The other films honored were Beau Geste (1939), Stagecoach (1939) and The Wizard of Oz (1939).
41 Was offered the supporting role of Isabella in Wuthering Heights (1939), but decided to gamble and hold out for the lead role of Cathy. Director William Wyler thought she was crazy to pass up the opportunity, telling her, "You will never get a better part than Isabella for an American debut." Shortly after, she landed the plum role of Scarlett O'Hara.
42 Claimed that when she tested for Gone with the Wind (1939), the costume was still warm from the actress who preceded her.
43 A lover of cats, especially Siamese.
44 Married Laurence Olivier at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara on August 31, 1940, with Katharine Hepburn as matron of honor; they honeymooned on actor Ronald Colman's yacht.
45 According to legend, Myron Selznick introduced Vivien to his brother - Gone with the Wind (1939) producer David O. Selznick - with the words, "Hey, genius! Meet your Scarlett.".
46 The producer of the 1935 play "The Mask of Virtue" suggested to her that she change the 'a' in her first name to an 'e' from "Vivian" to "Vivien".
47 Laurence Olivier's first wife, Jill Esmond, named Vivien as co-respondent in her February 1940 divorce from Olivier on grounds of adultery. Vivien would name Joan Plowright - Olivier's next and last wife - as co-respondent in her 1960 divorce from Olivier, also on grounds of adultery.
48 Scarlett O'Hara might have been played by an actress called 'April Morn', a stage name she briefly considered before settling on Vivien Leigh.
49 After cremation at Golders Green, London, her ashes were scattered on the mill pond at her home, Tickerage Mill, at Blackboys in Sussex.
50 Gertrude Hartley, while awaiting the birth of her child in Darjeeling, spent 15 minutes every morning gazing at the Himalayas in the belief that their astonishing beauty would be passed to her unborn child.
51 A heavy smoker, Leigh was smoking almost four packs a day during filming of Gone with the Wind (1939).
52 Lived with John Merivale from 1959 until her death in 1967.
53 Suffered from bipolar disorder (referred to as "manic depression" at the time of her diagnosis).
54 Ranked #48 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
55 Had three grandsons: Neville Farrington (b. December 4 1958), Jonathan Farrington (b. May 13 1961) and Rupert Farrington (b. Aug 31 1962).
56 (March 1, 2015) Her only child, a daughter Suzanne Farrington, died aged 81.
57 Gave birth to her only child at age 19, a daughter named Suzanne Mary Holman (aka Suzanne Farrington) on October 10, 1933 in a London nursing home. Child's father is her now ex-1st ex-husband, Herbert Holman.
58 Along with Glenda Jackson, she is one of only two British actresses to have won an Academy Award on two occasions: Leigh won Best Actress for Gone with the Wind (1939) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) while Jackson won Best Actress for Women in Love (1969) and A Touch of Class (1973). Although Elizabeth Taylor - who won Best Actress for BUtterfield 8 (1960) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) - was born in London, her parents were American and she was raised in the United States from the age of three.
59 Was the 14th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Gone with the Wind (1939) at The 12th Academy Awards on February 29, 1940.
60 Is one of 14 Best Actress Oscar winners to have not accepted their Academy Award in person, Leigh's being for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). The others are Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Judy Holliday, Anna Magnani, Ingrid Bergman, Sophia Loren, Anne Bancroft, Patricia Neal, Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith, Glenda Jackson and Ellen Burstyn.
61 For her performance as Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire", Vivien Leigh won the first British Academy Award for Best Actress at the newly inaugurated BAFTA Awards ceremony in 1953.
62 Became pregnant twice (in 1944 and 1955) during her marriage to Laurence Olivier; she suffered miscarriages on both occasions.
63 She died after collapsing at home from complications from an attack of tuberculosis on July 7, 1967. That evening lights of West End theater marquees were kept dark for an hour in her honor.
64 Returned to work sixteen months after giving birth to her daughter Suzanne Farrington in order to begin performing in the stage production entitled "The Green Sash".
65 Ex-stepmother of Tarquin Olivier.
66 Was offered the part of Alice Aisgill in Room at the Top (1959), but she turned the role down. Simone Signoret was cast instead and she went on to win a Best Actress Oscar for her performance.
67 The nickname Vivling was given to her by her father. It's a combination of her name and the word darling.
68 After Joan Crawford quit filming Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) Leigh was offered her role but she, however, turned it down. Olivia de Havilland, Leigh's co-star in Gone with the Wind (1939) was then offered and accepted the role.
69 When making Gone with the Wind (1939), super macho director Victor Fleming wanted Scarlett, for at least once in the film, to look like his hunting buddy Clark Gable's type of woman. So, when wearing the stunning low-cut burgundy velvet dress with rhinestones that Scarlett wears to Ashley Wilkes' birthday party in the second half of the film, to achieve the desired cleavage for Fleming, Walter Plunkett had to tape Vivien Leigh's breasts together.
70 As of 2013, she is only one of 6 actors who have a 2-0 winning record when nominated for an acting Oscar. The others are Luise Rainer for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Good Earth (1937); Helen Hayes for The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) and Airport (1970); Kevin Spacey for The Usual Suspects (1995) and American Beauty (1999); Hilary Swank for Boys Don't Cry (1999) and Million Dollar Baby (2004); and Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Django Unchained (2012).
71 Was the first British actress to win an Academy Award. She won the Best Actress Oscar for Gone with the Wind (1939) in February 1940.
72 Great grandchildren are: Ashua, Amy, Sophie and Tessa. The great grandchildren, the girls in particular, bear a striking resemblance to Suzanne.
73 Was close friends with Rachel Kempson, the mother of Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave.
74 Despite her legendary stature, Leigh made fewer than twenty films in her career.
75 Her father was a full-blooded Englishmen, while her mother was of French and Irish descent.
76 Was obsessed with hiding her large hands. Gloves were a favorite cover-up, she owned more than 150 pairs. Interestingly enough one of the frequent descriptions of Vivien's most famous character Scarlett O'Hara in the novel of Gone with the Wind (1939) is that she has extremely small hands.
77 Eventually, Vivien needed shock therapy to control her manic depression. Sometimes she would go on stage just hours after her treatments, without missing a beat in her performance.
78 Her performance as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) is ranked #3 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
79 Peter Finch was discovered by Laurence Olivier in 1948 when Olivier and his theatrical company, which included wife Leigh, were conducting a tour of Australia, Olivier signed the young Aussie to a personal contract and Finch became part of Olivier's theatrical company. He then proceeded to cuckold his mentor and employer by bedding Leigh. Olivier was personally humiliated but ever the trouper, he kept the talented Finch under contract after having brought him back to England, where Finch flourished as an actor. Finch and Leigh carried on a long affair, and since Leigh was bipolar and her manic-depression frequently manifested itself in nymphomania, some speculate that Olivier subconsciously might have been grateful for Finch as he occupied Leigh's hours and kept her out of worse trouble and Olivier from even worse embarrassment. Their on-again, off-again affair reportedly reached a crisis point on the movie Elephant Walk (1954), when they had renewed their affair. However, the instability of their relationship allegedly triggered a nervous breakdown in Leigh, and Olivier had to step in to take care of her.
80 Laurence Olivier wrote in his autobiography, "Confessions of an Actor," that sometime after World War II, Leigh announced calmly that she was no longer in love with him, but loved him like a brother. Olivier was emotionally devastated. What he did not know at the time was that Leigh's declaration -- and her subsequent affairs with multiple partners -- was a signal of the bipolar disorder that eventually disrupted her life and career. Leigh had every intention of remaining married to Olivier, but was no longer interested in him romantically. Olivier himself began having affairs (including one with Claire Bloom in the 1950s, according to Bloom's own autobiography) as Leigh's eye and amorous intentions wandered and roamed outside of the marital bedchamber. Olivier had to accompany Leigh to Hollywood in 1950 in order to keep an eye on her and keep her out of trouble, to ensure that her manic-depression did not get out of hand and disrupt the production of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). In order to do so, he accepted a part in William Wyler's Carrie (1952) that was shot at the same time as "Streetcar". The Oliviers were popular with Hollywood's elite, and Elia Kazan and Marlon Brando both liked "Larry" very much (that was the reason that Brando gave in his own autobiography for not sleeping with Leigh, whom he thought had a superior posterior--he couldn't raid Olivier's "chicken coop" as "Larry was such a nice guy".) None of them knew the depths of the anguish he was enduring as the caretaker of his mentally ill wife. Brando said that Leigh was superior to Jessica Tandy -- the original stage Blanche DuBois -- as she WAS Blanche. Ironically, Olivier himself had directed Leigh in the part on the London stage.
81 She has at least 3 great granddaughters: Amy, Sophie and Ashua
82 She was supposed to star in the Paramount film Elephant Walk (1954) with Peter Finch and Dana Andrews, but after appearing in a few scenes she was replaced by Elizabeth Taylor. The reasons for Leigh's dismissal were rumored to be her difficult nature, having just been diagnosed as a manic-depressive. Further complications may have erupted because of an affair she had with co-star Finch while she was still married to Laurence Olivier, and Leigh and Olivier were still married in 1954.
83 Is portrayed by Morgan Brittany in The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980) and by Mel Martin in Darlings of the Gods (1989)
84 Was named #16 Actress on The American Film Institutes 50 Greatest Screen Legends
85 Won Broadway's 1963 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "Tovarich."
86 Although she was a British subject for her whole life, her ancestry was French and Irish.
87 Had an affair with actor Peter Finch that nearly ended her marriage to Laurence Olivier. The movie The V.I.P.s (1963) is based on an incident from Leigh's and Olivier's marriage, when she was about to leave him for Finch but Olivier wooed her back.
88 She desperately wanted to play the second Mrs. De Winter in Rebecca (1940) opposite her husband Laurence Olivier, but producer David O. Selznick thought the role would dilute her value as a Scarlett O'Hara type and cast Joan Fontaine instead. His decision severely strained her professional relationship with Selznick; neither she nor Olivier ever appeared in one of his films again. Fontaine won her first Academy Award nomination in the role.
89 Kept Laurence Olivier's photograph beside her bed and on her dressing table even after they divorced. Until her death she was addressed as "Lady Olivier."
90 Reportedly used one of her two Oscars to doorstop her bathroom.
91 Godmother of actress Juliet Mills and Suzanna Leigh.
92 Son-in-law's name is Robin Farrington.
93 She took her then husband's first name (Leigh) as her last name when she began acting professionally.
94 Her favorite role was that of Myra Lester, which she played in Waterloo Bridge (1940).
95 Pictured on one of four 25¢ US commemorative postage stamps issued 23 March 1990 honoring classic films released in 1939. The stamp features Clark Gable and Leigh as Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind (1939). The other films honored were Beau Geste (1939), Stagecoach (1939), and The Wizard of Oz (1939).
96 Was offered the supporting role of Isabella in Wuthering Heights (1939), but decided to gamble and hold out for the lead role of Cathy. Director William Wyler thought she was crazy to pass up the opportunity, telling her, "You will never get a better part than Isabella for an American debut." Shortly after, she landed the plum role of Scarlett O'Hara.
97 Claimed that when she tested for Gone with the Wind (1939), the costume was still warm from the actress who preceded her.
98 A lover of cats, especially Siamese.
99 Married Laurence Olivier at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara on August 31st, 1940, with Katharine Hepburn as maid of honor; they honeymooned on actor Ronald Colman's yacht.
100 According to legend, Myron Selznick introduced Vivien to his brother - Gone with the Wind (1939) producer David O. Selznick - with the words, "Hey, genius! Meet your Scarlett."
101 The producer of the 1935 play "The Mask of Virtue" suggested to her that she change the 'a' in her first name to an 'e' from "Vivian" to "Vivien."
102 Laurence Olivier's first wife, Jill Esmond, named Vivien as co-respondent in her February 1940 divorce from Olivier on grounds of adultery. Vivien would name Joan Plowright - Olivier's next and last wife - as co-respondent in her 1960 divorce from Olivier, also on grounds of adultery.
103 Scarlett O'Hara might have been played by an actress called 'April Morn', a stage name she briefly considered before settling on Vivien Leigh.
104 After cremation at Golders Green, London, her ashes were scattered on the mill pond at her home, Tickerage Mill, at Blackboys in Sussex.
105 Gertrude Hartley, while awaiting the birth of her child in Darjeeling, spent 15 minutes every morning gazing at the Himalayas in the belief that their astonishing beauty would be passed to her unborn child.
106 A heavy smoker, Leigh was smoking almost four packs a day during filming of Gone with the Wind (1939).
107 Lived with John Merivale from 1959 to her death in 1967.
108 Suffered from manic depression.
109 Ranked #48 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

#Quote
1 [on Warren Beatty] He has the kind of magnetic sensuality you could light torches with.
2 Actresses go on for a long time and there are always marvelous parts to play.
3 Am I finished with Hollywood? Good heavens, no! I shall certainly go back there if there is a film to make.
4 All day long you're really leading up to the evening's performance. To time everything correctly, you have to take care of yourself-which is a very difficult thing to do, because it's highly emotional
5 [on Alexander Korda] Alex was like a father to us - we went to see him with every little problem we had. We usually left convinced that he had solved it - or that we'd got our own way.
6 [when asked to take over Joan Crawford's role in Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)] No, thank you. I can just about stand looking at Joan Crawford's face at six o'clock in the morning, but not Bette Davis'.
7 Scorpios burn themselves out and eat themselves up and they are careless about themselves - like me. I swing between happiness and misery and I cry easily. I am a mixture of my mother's determination and my father's optimism. I am part prude and part non-conformist and I say what I think and don't dissemble. I am a mixture of French, Irish and Yorkshire, and perhaps that's what it all is.
8 Some critics saw fit to say that I was a great actress. I thought that was a foolish, wicked thing to say because it put such an onus and such a responsibility onto me, which I simply wasn't able to carry.
9 [to critics about her reviews for "The Mask of Virtue" (1935), her second play on the London stage] It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.
10 [on Warren Beatty] He has the kind of magnetic sensuality you could light torches with.
11 Actresses go on for a long time and there are always marvelous parts to play.
12 Am I finished with Hollywood? Good heavens, no! I shall certainly go back there if there is a film to make.
13 All day long you're really leading up to the evening's performance. To time everything correctly, you have to take care of yourself-which is a very difficult thing to do, because it's highly emotional
14 [on Alexander Korda] Alex was like a father to us - we went to see him with every little problem we had. We usually left convinced that he had solved it - or that we'd got our own way.
15 [when asked to take over Joan Crawford's role in Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)] No, thank you. I can just about stand looking at Joan Crawford's face at six o'clock in the morning, but not Bette Davis'.
16 Scorpios burn themselves out and eat themselves up and they are careless about themselves - like me. I swing between happiness and misery and I cry easily. I am a mixture of my mother's determination and my father's optimism. I am part prude and part non-conformist and I say what I think and don't dissemble. I am a mixture of French, Irish and Yorkshire, and perhaps that's what it all is.
17 Some critics saw fit to say that I was a great actress. I thought that was a foolish, wicked thing to say because it put such an onus and such a responsibility onto me, which I simply wasn't able to carry.
18 [talking to critics about her reviews for "The Mask of Virtue" (1935), her second play on the London stage] It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.

#Trademark
1 Black hair and soft green eyes
2 Perhaps best known for her Oscar-winning roles in Gone with the Wind (1939) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
3 Often played women who will go to great lengths to achieve their desires
4 Raised right eyebrow and cat-like smile
5 Black hair and soft green eyes
6 Perhaps best known for her Oscar-winning roles in Gone with the Wind (1939) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
7 Often plays women who will go to great lengths to achieve their desires
8 Raised right eyebrow
9 Cat like smile
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