Happy 100th Birthday, Vivien Leigh

Happy Birthday, dear Vivien!

Vivien Leigh was born 100 years ago today, on November 5, 1913, in Darjeeling, India.


Here she is on the set of “That Hamilton Woman” cutting into her cake, on her 27th birthday.

  In addition to acting on the stage and screen, Vivien modeled for major fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar; posing for all the great photographers of the time.

On Christmas Day, 1938, George Cukor told her she’d won the part of Scarlett O’Hara, her most famous role, a selfish southern belle.

 At the end of August, 1940, she married the love of her life, Laurence Olivier. They remained married until 1960.

 During Vivien’s life, she won a multitude of awards for her acting, most notably two Academy Awards, a BAFTA and a Tony.
Vivien, still in stage make-up from her successful play as Cleopatra, listens to the radio as her name is announced as the winner of the Best Actress for “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
Happy Birthday, Vivling!

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