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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; Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, by James Abbe Jr - NPG x88923

Vivien Leigh; Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier

by James Abbe Jr
toned vintage bromide print, 1939
NPG x88923

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

Vivien Leigh as Lady Hamilton in 'That Hamilton Woman', by Robert Coburn, or by  Laszlo Willinger - NPG x128515

Vivien Leigh as Lady Hamilton in 'That Hamilton Woman'

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

Vivien Leigh, by Fred Daniels - NPG x32907

Vivien Leigh

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

Vivien Leigh, by Fred Daniels - NPG x32908

Vivien Leigh

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

Vivien Leigh; David Jagger, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x36100

Vivien Leigh; David Jagger

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

Vivien Leigh; David Jagger, by Unknown photographer - NPG x137589

Vivien Leigh; David Jagger

by Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 29 October 1941
NPG x137589

Vivien Leigh; Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180373

Vivien Leigh; Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier

by Paul Tanqueray
half-plate glass negative, 1942
NPG x180373

Vivien Leigh, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180377

Vivien Leigh

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

Vivien Leigh, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180376

Vivien Leigh

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

Vivien Leigh, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180375

Vivien Leigh

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

Vivien Leigh, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x19993

Vivien Leigh

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1942
NPG x19993

Vivien Leigh with two unknown men, by Tim Gidal (Nachum Ignaz Gidalewitsch) - NPG x138998

Vivien Leigh with two unknown men

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

Vivien Leigh as Cleopatra on the set of 'Caesar and Cleopatra', by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14129

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

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 17 October 1944
NPG x14129

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