Vivien Leigh was an English film and stage actress. She has appeared in some of the classic movies and plays of the 40s and 50s. Her best performance till date has been as Scarlett O’Hara in ‘Gone with the Wind’ (1939) and as Blanche DuBois in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ (1951).
Vivien Leigh’s career began with a small role in ‘Things Are Looking Up’. But the role that got her noticed was in the play ‘The Mask of Virtue’ in 1935. She was noticed by Laurence Olivier with whom she starred in ‘Fire Over England’ (1937). Along with this, she has also starred in ‘A Yank at Oxford’ (1938), ‘Sidewalks of London’ (1938), ‘Gone with the Wind’ (1939), ‘That Hamilton Woman’ (1941), ‘Caesar and Cleopatra’ (1945), and ‘Anna Karenina’ (1948).
‘Gone with the Wind’ (1939) and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ (1951) are considered to be her best roles till date. These movies were appreciated by audience as well as critics and are still considered to be cult movies.
Vivien Leigh Awards
|A Streetcar Named Desire||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1952|
|Gone with the Wind||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1940|
|A Streetcar Named Desire||Best British Actress||1953|