Knowledge Identifier: +Vivien_Leigh
British actress, born in India, best known for her performances as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire , winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for both
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1913.
Countries: United Kingdom (41%), United States (30%), (8%)
Linked to: American Film Institute, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, The School for Scandal, Woldingham School
In 1917, Ernest Hartley was transferred to Bangalore, while Gertrude and Vivian stayed in Ootacamund
Edward Molyneux - After a period working for the British fashion designer Lucile, Molyneux opened his fashion house in Paris at 14 rue Royale in 1919 , expanding to Monte Carlo in 1925, Cannes in 1927, and London in 1932, becoming known for his "never too rich or too thin" idle slim "refined at the edge of outrageous" look, frowning on superfluous decoration, and going on to dress European royalty like Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, British high society, actresses Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Gertrude Lawrence, Margaret Leighton, and Vivien Leigh, and interior
An only child, Vivian Hartley was sent to the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Roehampton in 1920, from Loreto Convent, Darjeeling by her devoutly Catholic mother
Laurence Olivier - Laurence Olivier saw Vivien Leigh in The Mask of Virtue in 1936, and a friendship developed after he congratulated her on her performance.
Petticoat - One scene in the 1939 film adaptation with actress Vivien Leigh gives a good idea of the layers of petticoats and underwear that were worn in the 1860s
In the popular conscience, Leigh is greatly associated with her second husband, the equally highly-acclaimed Laurence Olivier, to whom she was married, with turbulent and scandalous effects, from 1940 to 1960
Leigh was well enough to resume acting in 1946, in a successful London production of Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth"; but her films of this period, "Caesar and Cleopatra" and "Anna Karenina" , were not great successes
Kieron Moore - He may be best remembered for his role as Count Vronsky in the 1948 film adaptation of "Anna Karenina" opposite Vivien Leigh
When the West End production of "Streetcar" opened in October 1949, J. B. Priestley denounced the play and Leigh's performance; and the critic Kenneth Tynan commented that Leigh was badly miscast because British actors were "too well-bred to emote effectively on stage"
They took the productions to New York, where they performed a season at the Ziegfeld Theatre into 1952
Kenneth Tynan ridiculed Leigh's performance opposite Olivier in the 1955 production of "Titus Andronicus", commenting that she "receives the news that she is about to be ravished on her husband's corpse with little more than the mild annoyance of one who would have preferred foam rubber
Brian Horrocks - In 1957, Horrocks had the unusual duty of ordering Vivien Leigh out of the House when she interrupted proceedings to plead that the St James's Theatre be saved from demolition
Though she was still beset by bouts of depression, she continued to work in the theatre and, in 1963, won a Tony award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in "Tovarich"
In 1994, the National Library of Australia purchased a photograph album, monogrammed "L & V O" and believed to have belonged to the Oliviers, containing 573 photographs of the couple during their 1948 tour of Australia