Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh
1913 - 1967
Vivien Leigh  British Actress

Vivien Leigh dating history


Vivien Leigh was previously married to Laurence Olivier (1940 - 1960) and Herbert Holman (1932 - 1940).

Vivien Leigh was in relationships with John Merivale (1961 - 1967), Peter Finch (1948 - 1953), John Buckmaster and Rex Harrison.

Vivien Leigh had encounters with Elia Kazan (1951), Marlon Brando (1951), Orson Welles (1951), Justin Mitchell (1939), Alexander Korda (1935), Robert Capa, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Richard Burton, Stewart Granger, Ona Munson and Peter O'Toole.

Vivien Leigh is rumoured to have hooked up with Warren Beatty (1961).


British Actress Vivien Leigh was born Vivian Mary Hartley on 5th November, 1913 in Darjeeling, India and passed away on 8th Jul 1967 London, England, UK aged 53. She is most remembered for Gone With The Wind. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Vivien Leigh was in 6 on-screen matchups, including Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind (1939), Claude Rains in Caesar and Cleopatra (1945), Kieron Moore in Anna Karenina (1948), Laurence Olivier in That Hamilton Woman (1941) and Robert Taylor in Waterloo Bridge (1940).

Vivien Leigh is a member of the following lists: Best Actress Academy Award winners, BAFTA winners (people) and Shakespearean actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 24 years, 1 month 15 years, 12 months -
Dating4 6 years, 6 months 2 years, 10 months 5 years
Encounter11 - - -
Rumoured1 - - -
Total18 24 years, 1 month 2 years, 5 months 5 years


First Name Vivien
Middle Name Mary
Last Name Leigh
Full Name at Birth Vivian Mary Hartley
Alternative Name Viv, V, Vivling, Vivian Hartley, Vivien Hartley, Vivian Mary Hartley, Lady Olivier, Vivien Leigh
Age 53 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th November, 1913
Birthplace Darjeeling, India
Died 8th July, 1967
Place of Death London, England, UK
Cause of Death Tuberculosis
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Weight 119lbs (54 kg)
Build Slim
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Hair, Eyes, Beauty, Smirk, Figure
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
High School Convent of the Sacred Heart, Roehampton, England
University Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (King`s College London)
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Gone With The Wind
Year(s) Active 1933–67, 1917–67, 1935–1967
Bust (inches) 32
Cup Size A
Waist (inches) 23
Hips (inches) 33
Official Websites,,
Father Ernest Hartley (banker and horse trainer for the Indian army in WWI)
Mother Gertrude Yackjee (Irish)
Friend Rachel Kempson (the mother of Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave), Kay Kendall, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, David Niven, Sir John Gielgud, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Sunny Alexander, Bobby Helpmann, Noel Coward, Maureen O'Sullivan, Tennessee Williams, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Olivia DeHavilland
Pets Jupiter (Dog) [1940], Sebastian (Dog), Siamese cats (Cat), New Boy (Cat - Siamese, given to her by Laurence Olivier), Poo Jones (Cat - Siamese), Tissy (Cat - Tabby cat, stray cat until Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier found it), Armando (Cat - Siamese cat), Nicholas (Cat), Christmas (Cat), Snow (Cat), Cleopatra (cow), Sabina (cow)
Favorite People Charles Dickens (Author)
Favorite Places France
Favorite Foods French Cuisine
Favorite Colors Green, Red, White, Blue

Vivien Leigh (; 5 November 1913 – 8 July 1967; born Vivian Mary Hartley and styled as Lady Olivier after 1947) was a British stage and film actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, for her definitive performances as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she had also played on stage in London's West End in 1949. She also won a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway musical version of Tovarich (1963).

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Vivien Leigh53 ScorpioActress
Warren Beatty86 AriesActor
John Merivale72 SagittariusActor
Elia Kazan94 VirgoDirector
Marlon Brando80 AriesActor
Orson Welles70 TaurusActor
Peter Finch60 LibraActor
Justin Mitchell97 CapricornRadio Personality
Laurence Olivier82 GeminiActor
Alexander Korda62 VirgoFilm Director
Herbert Holman81 ScorpioOther
Jean-Pierre Aumont90 CapricornActor
Richard Burton58 ScorpioActor
John Buckmaster67 CancerActor
Stewart Granger80 TaurusActor
Ona Munson51 GeminiActress
Peter O'Toole81 LeoActor
Rex Harrison82 PiscesActor
Robert Capa40 LibraPhotographer
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suzanneFemale12th October, 193390 years oldHerbert Holman


Ship of Fools1965Mary TreadwellMovie
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone1961Karen StoneMovie
The Deep Blue Sea1955Hester CollyerMovie
ITV Play of the Week1955SabinaTV Show
A Streetcar Named Desire1951Blanche DuBoisMovie
Anna Karenina1948Anna KareninaMovie
The Ed Sullivan Show1948SingerTV Show
Caesar and Cleopatra1945CleopatraMovie
That Hamilton Woman1941Emma Lady HamiltonMovie
21 Days Together1940WandaMovie
Waterloo Bridge1940MyraMovie
Gone with the Wind1939Scarlett O'Hara - Their DaughterMovie
A Yank at Oxford1938Elsa CraddockMovie
Sidewalks of London1938LibertyMovie
Dark Journey1937Madeleine GoddardMovie
Fire Over England1937CynthiaMovie
Storm in a Teacup1937Victoria GowMovie
Gentlemen's Agreement1935Phil Stanley (as Vivian Leigh)Movie
Look Up and Laugh1935Marjorie Belfer (as Vivian Leigh)Movie
The Village Squire1935Rose Venables (as Vivian Leigh)Movie
Things Are Looking Up1935Schoolgirl (uncredited)Movie
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MandyOct 31, 2013

Vivien never dated Marlon Brando. In his autobiography he said while he was attracted to her, he couldn't bring himself to seduce her because he found Laurence Olivier (her husband), to be 'such a nice guy'. It's even in the Marlon Brando trivia on this website.

rob1110Jun 24, 2011

Vivien Leigh was one of the most beautiful women to ever walk the face of the earth!!

please answer my questionFeb 19, 2011

what would Vivien Leigh's hobbies be..?

TeachJan 13, 2011

I know she was troubled (bi-polar and all)but she must have had a death wish to go with Brando and Beatty. Teach

divine_sirendivine_sirenJan 10, 2011

Ah...if only Vivien and Clark really had been in love. They'd have the most beautiful children/sobs

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