Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh

Vivian Mary Hartley, later known as Vivien Leigh, was an English stage and film actress.

Did You Know?

  • A true cat lover, her favorite was Siamese.
  • A heavy smoker, Leigh was smoking almost four packs a day during filming of "Gone with the Wind" (1939).
  • She reportedly used one of her Oscars as a doorstop for her bathroom.

“Scorpios burn themselves out and eat themselves up and they are careless about themselves - like me. I swing between happiness and misery and I cry easily. I am a mixture of my mother's determination and my father's optimism. I am part prude and part non-conformist and I say what I think and don't dissemble. I am a mixture of French, Irish and Yorkshire, and perhaps that's what it all is.”

- Vivien Leigh