Vivien Leigh, Best Actress 1939 & 1951: MovieMonday.com

1939: GONE WITH THE WIND

(Drama - G)

Vivien Leigh was just 24 years old when she played Scarlett O'Hara in Margaret Mitchell's Civil War classic.

1951: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

(Drama - PG)

Vivien Leigh won her second Best Actress award of playing another Southern belle, Blanche du Bois, in Tennessee William's classic. 


ABOUT VIVIEN LEIGH (1913 - 67)

British leading lady, born in India, who latered studied at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and made her stage debut in 1936.

Vivien Leigh married Laurence Olivier in 1940 after playing "Romeo and Juliet" on Broadway.

Vivien Leigh keept on appearing on stage until her last play in 1963.

Her other credits include:

FIRE OVER ENGLAND
DARK JOURNEY
A YANK AT OXFORD
WATERLOO BRIDGE
LADY HAMILTON
CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA
ANNA KARENINA
SHIP OF FOOLS