Following Gone With the Wind, Leigh was extremely selective about her screen roles, appearing in only eight more films. She won her second Oscar as Blanche du Bois in A Streetcar Named Desire, a part she had played on the London stage under Sir Laurence Olivier's direction. Other notable projects included the films Waterloo Bridge, That Hamilton Woman, Caesar and Cleopatra, and Ship of Fools, and stage appearances in The Skin of Our Teeth, Macbeth and the musical Tovarich, for which she won a Tony Award.
Leigh, who was born in Darjeeling, India, joined the Academy of Dramatic Arts in London at the age of 19. She began her acting career on stage performing in The Green Sash, The Mask of Virtue, The Happy Hypocrite, and Henry VIII.
Vivien Leigh Facts
|Birth Name||Vivian Mary Hartley|
|Birthday||November 5, 1913|
|Date of death||July 7, 1967 (age 53)|
|Height||5' 3½" (1m61) How tall is Vivien Leigh compared to you?|
|Awards||1952 Academy Awards: Best Actress (for A Streetcar Named Desire)|
|1940 Academy Awards: Best Actress (for Gone with the Wind)|
|Gone with the Wind|
|A Streetcar Named Desire|
|Fire Over England|
|Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection|
|Stanley Kramer Film Collection|