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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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x32907

Vivien Leigh

by Fred Daniels
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1941
NPG x32907

x32908

Vivien Leigh

by Fred Daniels
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1941
NPG x32908

x36100

Vivien Leigh; David Jagger

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide print, 27 September 1941
NPG x36100

x180373

Vivien Leigh; Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier

by Paul Tanqueray
half-plate glass negative, 1942
On display in Room 33 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x180373

x180377

Vivien Leigh

by Paul Tanqueray
half-plate glass negative, 1942
NPG x180377

x180376

Vivien Leigh

by Paul Tanqueray
half-plate glass negative, 1942
NPG x180376

x180375

Vivien Leigh

by Paul Tanqueray
half-plate copy film negative, 1942
NPG x180375

x19993

Vivien Leigh

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1942
On display in Room 33 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x19993

x138998

Vivien Leigh with two unknown men

by Tim Gidal (Nachum Ignaz Gidalewitsch)
bromide fibre print, 1943
NPG x138998

x14129

Vivien Leigh as Cleopatra on the set of 'Caesar and Cleopatra'

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 17 October 1944
On display in Room 33 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x14129

x6048

Vivien Leigh

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, 1945
NPG x6048

x139554

Vivien Leigh as Anna Karenina

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1947
NPG x139554

x40254

Vivien Leigh as Anna Karenina

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1947
NPG x40254

x40252

Vivien Leigh as Anna Karenina

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1947
NPG x40252

x137998

Vivien Leigh; Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier

by Larry Burrows
modern bromide print, 31 May 1949
NPG x137998