Vivien Leigh, Lady Olivier (5 November 1913 - 8 July 1967) was an
English actress. She is best known for her performances as Scarlett
O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in A
Streetcar Named Desire (1951), winning the Academy Award for Best
Actress for both. Lauded for her beauty of her young era, Leigh
felt that it sometimes prevented her from being taken seriously as
an actress. Despite her fame as a screen actress, Leigh was
primarily a stage performer. During her prolific 30-year stage
career, she played roles ranging from the heroines of Noel Coward
and George Bernard Shaw comedies to classic Shakespearean
characters such as Ophelia, Cleopatra, Juliet and Lady Macbeth.
Leigh was greatly associated with her second husband, the acclaimed
actor Laurence Olivier, to whom she was married from 1940 to 1960.
Leigh and Olivier starred together in many films and stage
productions, with Olivier often directing. For much of her adult
life she suffered from bipolar disorder. She earned a reputation
for being difficult to work with, and her career suffered periods
of inactivity. She suffered recurrent bouts of chronic
tuberculosis, first diagnosed in the mid-1940s, which ultimately
claimed her life at the age of 53. In 1999, the American Film
Institute ranked Leigh as the sixteenth greatest female movie star
of all time.
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