I have been in love with Vivien Leigh (1913-1967) since I was 15 years old. She won two Academy Awards for her roles of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). She also won a Tony Award for playing Tatiana in the 1963 musical Tovarich.

In my sophomore year of high school, I made collages of all her roles in the theater (her real love) and films. Her theater roles I divided into two different collages: the ones she did with and without her husband of 20 years, Sir Laurence Olivier.

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These are all her theater roles without Laurence Olivier. The biggest picture is her first theater role of Henriette Duquesnoy in the 1935 production of The Mask of Virtue. The second biggest picture is her last role of Anna Petrovna in the 1966 production of Ivanov. The full-body picture was her Tony Award-winning role, Tatiana. The only role she had I didn’t find a picture for was for the 1937 play Because We Must.

More pictures of her plays

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These are all the roles she did with her husband. They are mostly Shakespeare plays.

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These are all the films she did. Her first appearance in film was as an extra in the 1935 film Things Are Looking Up, its the picture where she is sitting amongst other girls. The picture where she has the snake around her is a behind the scenes photo of the film Elephant Walk. She was unable to finish the film due to her mental health, and Elizabeth Taylor ultimately took over the role. Her last film was Ship of Fools (1965), the picture with her head resting on her hand.

More pictures of her movies

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