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Anna Karenina... Vivien Leigh stars in this 1948 remake of Tolstoy's classic "Anna Karenina". The... more info $19.98was $19.98 Buy Now

Studio... Celebrate 75 years of great filmmaking with the timeless films collected on the... more info $19.98was $19.98 Buy Now

That Hamilton... One of cinema's most dashing duos, real-life spouses Vivien Leigh and Laurence... more info $39.95was $39.95 Buy Now

A Streetcar... A Streetcar Named Desire: The Original Director's Version is the Elia Kazan/... more info $7.99was $14.98 Buy Now

TCM Greatest... This TCM Greatest Classic Films Set includes these four great films:A Streetcar... more info $14.99was $19.98 Buy Now

Waterloo... Based on the Broadway play by Robert E. Sherwood, this tragic wartime romance... more info $7.99was $19.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: July 8, 1967
Born: November 5, 1913 Cause of Death: tuberculosis
Birth Place: India Profession: Cast ...


Her 1939 Oscar was sold at auction in 1993 for $563,500.

"Even if she had not played Scarlett O'Hara, the most coveted role in movie history, it is probable that Vivien Leigh's striking Dresden Shepherdess beauty would have won her a place among the great stars. She was recognized, even by unbelievers, as one of the beauties of her era: what with that and Scarlett, and for being much of her life Lady Olivier, fame and acclaim rather obscured her actual ability."--David Shipman, in "The Great Movie Stars."

"Behind fragile beauty and sophisticated charm, Miss Leigh harbored a feverish dedication to acting and a tough business sense that drove her to develop constantly an originally modest talent until she became one of the century's great stars ... Away from work Miss Leigh was, according to some who knew her socially, excellent company, sparkling with anecdotes that she told well, and a good listener. She was a woman of poise and education. Her heart-shaped face, green-gray eyes and mobile lovely face were captivating, even after years of illness." --From The New York Times, July 9, 1967.

"She made life hell for everybody near her, unless they did everything she wished, as she wished, and when she wished. Despite which she was surrounded by people who worshipped her and were ready to carry out her whims." --Wolfe Kaufman, quoted in "The Great Movie Stars," by David Shipman.

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