Here are the answers to your most frequently asked questions about Vivien Leigh
Who was Vivien Leigh?
She was a famous stage and film actress during the 1930s-1960s. See the biographical information page for more details.
Is she still alive?
No. She passed away in 1967, but her memory lives on. See the Funeral & Death page for more details.
Can I buy her films on VHS or DVD?
Almost all of them are available. The following films are not: Gentleman’s Agreement & The Village Squire. Visit the E-Store to buy her films on DVD and VHS.
Did Vivien have any children?
Yes, one daughter named Suzanne with her first husband Herbert Leigh Holman. Vivien Leigh had several miscarriages with her second husband Laurence Olivier.
Is Suzanne still alive?
Yes. She wishes to maintain a private life and I don’t have any contact information about her.
Are you related to Vivien Leigh?
No. I’m just a fan.
I want to learn more about Vivien Leigh so which biography should I read?
I recommend Alexander Walker’s book and Hugo Vickers’s book. Both are well researched and readily available.
Where did you get the Beatrix Potter Stories?
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What was Vivien Leigh & Clark Gables off-screen relationship like?
They had a mutual respect for each other on set. He taught her backgammon and she taught him Chinese checkers. At the time of filming, Gable was romantically involved with Carol Lombard (they married during the filming of GWTW) and Vivien was head-over-heels for Laurence Olivier so there was no romantic interest between Gable and Vivien. She infact did not enjoy kissing him (due to his false teeth and whiskey breath) and he thought of a tender steak when kissing her.
Did Vivien Leigh accept her 2nd Oscar in person?
Vivien was performing in the two Cleopatras at the time. Greer Garson accepted on her behalf.