- John Buckmaster
- Peter Finch
'Joy' by Jean Patou
Lacked talent with...
painting - Viv was initially interested in it and even took classes to learn to draw, but with very poor results.
- initial theatre contact
- leaving India for convent
- adjusting to the convent life
- Dinard, San Remo, Paris and Bad Reichenhall schools
- getting accepted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
Marriage to Herbert Leigh Holman
- first contact
- wedding, honeymoon, pregnancy
- divorce, reasons why it happened
History of mental illness
|1913-1931||childhood in India, move to a convent|
|1938-1945||Gone with the Wind, World War 2|
|1945-1954||Caesar & Cleopatra, Elephant Walk|
|1956-1967||end of Olivier marriage, relationship with Merivale|
- Vivien Leigh was the first ever British actress to receive an Oscar. She won it in the "Best actress" category for her biggest classic - Gone with the Wind.
- Vivien Leigh's parents were French and Irish and so were Scarlett O’Hara’s (Gone with the Wind's main character's). This coincidence might have helped her land that role.
- Inspired by Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim, Vivien Leigh's mom played a game with her while Vivien was still a baby: she would put different objects on a tray, wait for her daughter to memorize them and cleared the tray. Viv had to say which objects had been there and where they were exactly. The game must have greatly contributed to Vivien's amazing memory in adult life.
|1958||Small World||Edward R. Murrow|