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Vivien Leigh (1913-1967), Actress

Sitter associated with 132 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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x16838

Vivien Leigh

by Cyril Arapoff
film negative, 1936
NPG x16838

x19527

Vivien Leigh as Cynthia in 'Fire Over England'

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x19527

x19531

Vivien Leigh as Cynthia in 'Fire Over England'

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x19531

x137983

Laurence Olivier as Hamlet and Vivien Leigh as Ophelia in 'Hamlet'

by Unknown photographer
vintage postcard print, 1937
NPG x137983

x137984

Laurence Olivier as Hamlet and Vivien Leigh as Ophelia in 'Hamlet'

by Unknown photographer
vintage postcard print, 1937
NPG x137984

x30432

Vivien Leigh

by Angus McBean
matte bromide print, 1938
NPG x30432

Ax183861

Vivien Leigh as Aurora, Goddess of Dawn

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print, 1938
NPG Ax183861

Ax183862

Angus McBean and Vivien Leigh

by John Vickers
vintage bromide print, 1938
NPG Ax183862

x137776

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

by Unknown photographer
modern print from transparency, 1939
NPG x137776

x44747

Vivien Leigh

by Gordon Anthony
bromide print, 1940
NPG x44747

x128515

Vivien Leigh as Lady Hamilton in 'That Hamilton Woman'

by Robert Coburn, or by Laszlo Willinger
bromide print, 1941
NPG x128515