Vivien Leigh: A Biography

Vivien Leigh: A Biography

Michelangelo Capua


"Scarlett O'Hara was once now not appealing, yet males seldom discovered it whilst stuck by way of her attraction" Margaret Mitchell opened long gone with the Wind with this description of Scarlett O'Hara, yet her phrases can hardly ever be utilized to Vivien Leigh, the British actress who gave an unforgettable functionality because the Southern belle. Leigh possessed a attractiveness that males seldom didn't realize and a appeal that stuck many, yet her lifestyles used to be faraway from being all good looks and beauty. This biography of the gorgeous and tortured actress, from her beginning and adolescence in unique India to her untimely demise in 1967, supplies unique cognizance to her improvement and occupation as a degree and movie actress (which culminated in a single Tony award and Oscars). Her bold character and her manic-depressive ailment, together with the sexual compulsion that haunted her existence, her romantic and tragic marriage to Laurence Olivier, and her performances in, for example, long past with the Wind and A Streetcar Named hope, are all specific.

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