Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh

British actress
Vivien Leigh, styled as Lady Olivier after 1947, was a British actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, for her definitive performances as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind and Blanche DuBois in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire, a role she had also played on stage in London's West End in 1949.Wikipedia
BornNovember 5, 1913
HometownDarjeeling, India
Net worth$10 million
Height5'3" (1.60m)
SpouseLaurence Olivier (m 1940 - 1960) , Herbert Leigh Holman (m 1932 - 1940)
PartnerJohn Merivale
ChildrenSuzanne Farrington
ParentsErnest Hartley
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Is America still living the ‘Gone with the Wind’ lie?

  • If you use Amazon to rent the 1939 film that, adjusted for inflation, remains the highest-grossing ever, you are greeted with a stern warning. “Gone with the Wind,” it reads, “depicts racial and ethnic prejudices that have, unfortunately, been commonplace in American society. These racist depictions were wrong then and are wrong today.” On the other hand: “To create a more just, equitable, and inclusive future, we must first acknowledge and understand our history.”

MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Ship of Fools
Ship of Fools
2h 29min
1965
The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone
The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone
1h 44min
1961
The Deep Blue Sea
The Deep Blue Sea
1h 39min
1955
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire
PG
2h 2min
1951
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
1h 51min
1948
Caesar and Cleopatra
Caesar and Cleopatra
2h 15min
1946
That Hamilton Woman
That Hamilton Woman
2h 8min
1941
Waterloo Bridge
Waterloo Bridge
1h 43min
1940
21 Days Together
21 Days Together
1h 12min
1940
Sidewalks of London
Sidewalks of London
1h 24min
1940
Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind
G
3h 42min
1939
Storm in a Teacup
Storm in a Teacup
1h 27min
1938
Dark Journey
Dark Journey
1h 22min
1937
Fire Over England
Fire Over England
1h 29min
1937
Look Up and Laugh
Look Up and Laugh
1h 4min
1935

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1953British Academy of Film & Television ArtsBritish ActressA Streetcar Named Desire (1951 film)Winner
1952Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaA Streetcar Named Desire (1951 film)Nominated
1952Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaA Streetcar Named Desire (1951 film)Winner
1940Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaGone with the WindWinner