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  • Vivien Leigh

    Born on November 5, 1913 in Darjeeling, West Bengal, British India

awards & nominations

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Vivien Leigh as "Blanche DuBois"

Based on the play by Tennessee Williams, this renowned drama follows troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) as she leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister, Stella Kowalski (Kim Hunter), and her husband, Stanley (Marlon Brando), in New Orleans. Blanche's flirtatious Southern-belle presence causes problems for Stella and Stanley, who already have a volatile relationship, leading to even greater conflict in the Kowalski household.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1952) Won British Actress
Academy Award (1951) Won Best Actress
Golden Globe (1951) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Gone With the Wind (1939)

Vivien Leigh as "Scarlett O'Hara"

Epic Civil War drama focuses on the life of petulant southern belle Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh). Starting with her idyllic on a sprawling plantation, the film traces her survival through the tragic history of the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction, and her tangled love affairs with Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable).

Academy Award (1939) Won Best Actress

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