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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 Cyril Arapoff - NPG x16836

Vivien Leigh

by Cyril Arapoff
film negative, 1936
NPG x16836

Vivien Leigh, by Cyril Arapoff - NPG x16837

Vivien Leigh

by Cyril Arapoff
film negative, 1936
NPG x16837

Vivien Leigh, by Cyril Arapoff - NPG x16838

Vivien Leigh

by Cyril Arapoff
film negative, 1936
NPG x16838

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

Vivien Leigh as Aurora, Goddess of Dawn, by Angus McBean - NPG Ax183861

Vivien Leigh as Aurora, Goddess of Dawn

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print, 1938
NPG Ax183861

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

Angus McBean and Vivien Leigh

by John Vickers
vintage bromide print, 1938
NPG Ax183862

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