Sexiest Pictures Of Vivien Leigh. Vivien Leigh was a British actress, best known for her appearances as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. She won the Academy Award 2 times and the Tony Award once for her Broadway musical work, Tovarich.
Vivien was born on November 5, 1913, in British India. She was the daughter of Ernest Richard Hartley, a British broker, and Gertrude Mary Frances Hartley. Her birth name was Vivian Mary Hartley. Vivien was of Scottish, Irish, Armenian, and Indian descent. She was raised as a Roman Catholic.
When Earnest was transferred to Bangalore in 1917, Vivien, along with her mother, stayed back in Darjeeling. She made her first theater appearance at the age of 3. She attended Loreto Convent, Darjeeling, and then to the Convent of the Sacred Heart in London.
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She wanted to become an actress and enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Vivien took up a minor acting role in Things Are Looking Up . as a stage name, Vivien took up the name Vivian Leigh. She was cast in The Mask of Virtue by Sidney Carroll. Carroll revised her name from Vivian Leigh to Vivien Leigh in the playbill.
Leigh went on to appear in Fire Over England. Her most significant break came with the role of Scarlett O’Hara in the movie Gone with the Wind. Being a big fan of the novel, she instructed her agent to recommend her to David O. Selznick, who planned to do a film version of the story.
She was selected and delivered a legendary performance in the movie. Apart from that, Leigh had also appeared in A Yank at Oxford, Old Vic Theatre’s production of Hamlet, Sidewalks of London, Because We Must, Bats in the Belfry, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Doctor’s Dilemma, The School for Scandal, The Village Squire, Dark Journey, Storm in a Teacup, among many others.
Leigh was married to Herbert Leigh Holman from 1932 to 1940 and then to Sir Laurence Olivier from 1940 to 1960. She also dated John Merivale from 1960 to 1967. The actress died on July 8, 1967, in London, England.
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