Vivien Leigh
Born Vivian Mary Hartley

Date of birth: November 5, 1913
Date of death: July 8, 1967


First role: Gentlemen’s Agreement (1935)
Final role: Ship of Fools (1965)

Best known for…

…her Oscar-winning performance as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, alongside Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland and Leslie Howard

…her Oscar-winning performance as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, alongside Marlon Brando

…her romance with Laurence Olivier

…striving to play as many varied parts as she possibly could, always hoping to prove that she was more than a pretty face — she had the talent to back it up!

Notable awards:

  • Won two Oscars and NYFCC awards, for her roles in Gone with the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Won a BAFTA award for her role in A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960

More Viv on TMP:
Favorite things about… Waterloo Bridge
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone review
Sidewalks of London review