Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh

Vivian Mary Hartley, conocida artísticamente como Vivien Leigh (Darjeeling, India, 5 de noviembre de 1913-Londres, 7 de julio de 1967), fue una actriz de teatro y cine británica. Galardonada con dos premios Óscar, es principalmente recordada por sus papeles como Scarlett O’Hara en Lo que el viento se llevó (1939) y como Blanche DuBois en Un tranvía llamado deseo (1951).
Tras contraer matrimonio con el actor y director Laurence Olivier en 1940, Leigh incursionó activamente en teatro, interpretando roles en obras cómicas de dramaturgos como Noël Coward y George Bernard Shaw y en tragedias de William Shakespeare. Destacó desempeñando los papeles de Ofelia, Cleopatra y Julieta. Su participación en el musical de Broadway Tovarich de 1963 la hizo acreedora de un premio Tony. Transcurrido casi medio siglo desde su fallecimiento, se la sigue considerando una de las cien actrices más bellas de todos los tiempos, caracterizada por sus finas facciones y sus imponentes ojos.
↑ IMDb.com (2014). «100 Most Beautiful Actresses of All Time». Consultado el 1 de febrero de 2015.

  • Fecha de nacimiento: 1913-11-05
  • Falleció: 1967-07-07
  • Lugar de nacimiento: Darjeeling, West Bengal, British India

English

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Vivien Leigh, Lady Olivier (5 November 1913 – 7 July 1967) was an English actress. She won two Best Actress Academy Awards for playing "southern belles": Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she also played on stage in London's West End. She was a prolific stage performer, frequently in collaboration with her then-husband, Laurence Olivier, who directed her in several of her roles. During her 30-year stage career, she played roles ranging from the heroines of Noël Coward and George Bernard Shaw comedies to classic Shakespearean characters such as Ophelia, Cleopatra, Juliet and Lady Macbeth. Lauded for her beauty, Leigh felt that it sometimes prevented her from being taken seriously as an actress. However, ill health proved to be her greatest obstacle. For much of her adult life Leigh had what is now known as bipolar disorder. She earned a reputation for being difficult to work with, and her career suffered periods of inactivity. She also suffered recurrent bouts of chronic tuberculosis, first diagnosed in the mid-1940s. Leigh and Olivier divorced in 1960, and she worked sporadically in film and theatre until her death from tuberculosis in 1967. Description above from the Wikipedia article Vivien Leigh, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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