I'm not a film star, I am an actress. Being a film star is such a false life, lived for fake values and for publicity.
born: November 5, 1913
died: July 8, 1967
lived: 53 years
Place of birth
Darjeeling - an Indian city with a beautiful view of the Himalayas.
- Vivling (given by her father)
- John Buckmaster
- Peter Finch
Joy by Jean Patou
Favorite brain activity
Myra Lester in "Waterloo Bridge"
Charles Dickens - since Alexander Woollcott gave her a collection of Dickens letters as a wedding present, she fell in love with Dickens and he quickly became her absolute favorite.
Winston Churchill - the two wrote letters to each other from time to time, were on friendly terms and socialized on multiple occasions. Lady Hamilton was Churchill's favorite movie.
- going to the theater
- watching movies
- collecting paintings
- interior design
big hands - Viv was obsessed about the size of her hands, constantly afraid that people will make fun of how big they are. She hid them whenever she could and wore gloves to made their imaginary gigantic size harder to notice.
Avg. hours of sleep
6 hours - a hard worker with endless energy reserves, she didn't sleep much and functioned well nevertheless.
- gin and tonic
- wine (with Olivier, they had a private wine cellar in Notley Abbey)
Other drugs consumed
cigarettes - heavily addicted to them, she supposedly smoked up to 4 packs per day, which she did during the making of "Gone with the Wind".
Lacked talent with...
painting - Viv was initially interested in it and even took classes to learn to draw, but with very poor results.
Financial flop movies
- Anna Karenina
- The Deep Blue Sea
Most hated words