Vivien Leigh at 100

Vivien Leigh born Vivian Mary Hartley 5th November 1913

“I was born in one of the most romantic places in the world – Darjeeling”

Never has there been a more beautiful movie star, though ‘Vivling’ would have hated me calling her beautiful or a movie star.


“I want to be a great Actress of the Theatre”

She achieved that in Caesar and Cleopatra, The skin of our teeth, A streetcar named desire amongst others, but of course Theatre is so ephemeral because, unless you were there…

Gone with the Wind, Waterloo Bridge, Lady Hamilton, A Streetcar named Desire. Her Movies will last forever.

“Her friends and her friendships were as important in her life as almost anything else, except her real loves. John Merivale

“When she was good, she was very, very good, but when she was bad she was awful” Maxine Audley

“I never thought of Vivien as a fabulous star. Vivien never acted as tho she was.” Lucinda Ballard Dietz

“She was a star in the real meaning of the word, in that she spread light on everybody.” Peter Wyngard

God bless you Vivien Leigh. A great star and a great actress!

© Copyright  Karen Lynne Foreman

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