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Vivien Leigh

(1913-1967), Actress

Sitter associated with 138 portraits
Born Vivian Hartley in Darjeeling, India, and educated in England and on the Continent, Leigh made her British film debut in Things Are Looking Up (1934). Her appearance opposite Laurence Olivier in Fire Over England (1937) led to a well-publicised romance. A household name following her Oscar-winning role as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939), Leigh's marriage to Olivier in 1940 placed her at the centre of British theatre.

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Vivien Leigh, by Antony Beauchamp - NPG x137985

Vivien Leigh

by Antony Beauchamp
postcard print, 1937
NPG x137985

Vivien Leigh, by Angus McBean - NPG x30432

Vivien Leigh

by Angus McBean
matte bromide print, 1938
NPG x30432

Angus McBean and Vivien Leigh, by John Vickers - NPG Ax183862

Angus McBean and Vivien Leigh

by John Vickers
vintage bromide print, 1938
NPG Ax183862

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O' Hara in 'Gone With The Wind', by Unknown photographer - NPG x137776

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O' Hara in 'Gone With The Wind'

by Unknown photographer
modern print from transparency, 1939
NPG x137776

Vivien Leigh, by Gordon Anthony - NPG x44747

Vivien Leigh

by Gordon Anthony
modern bromide print from original negative, 1940
NPG x44747

Vivien Leigh, by Vivienne - NPG x137766

Vivien Leigh

by Vivienne
vintage colour print, 1940s
NPG x137766

Laurence Olivier; Vivien Leigh, by Unknown photographer - NPG x194360

Laurence Olivier; Vivien Leigh

by Unknown photographer
bromide press print, 1940
NPG x194360

Vivien Leigh, by Unknown photographer - NPG x196483

Vivien Leigh

by Unknown photographer
bromide cigarette card, 1940s
NPG x196483

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