Vivien Leigh - Quotes

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You know the passage where Scarlett voices her happiness that her mother is dead, so that she can't see what a bad girl Scarlett has become? Well, that's me.

You know the passage where Scarlett voices her happiness that her mother is dead, so that she can't see what a bad girl Scarlett has become? Well, that's me.

When I come into the theatre I get a sense of security. I love an audience. I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people. ---->>>

I think Edith Evans is the most marvelous actress in the world and she can look beautiful. People who aren't beautiful can look beautiful. She can look as beautiful as Diana Cooper, who was the most beautiful woman in the world. ---->>>

I've always been mad about cats.

I've always been mad about cats.

Life is too short to work so hard.

Life is too short to work so hard.

Dear Lord, I'm so grateful I'm still loved.

Dear Lord, I'm so grateful I'm still loved.

I'm a Scorpio, and Scorpios eat themselves out and burn themselves up like me. ---->>>

Comedy is much more difficult than tragedy-and a much better training, I think. It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I'm not young. What's wrong with that? ---->>>

I've been a godmother loads of times, but being a grandmother is better than anything. ---->>>

People think that if you look fairly reasonable, you can't possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap.

People think that if you look fairly reasonable, you can't possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap.

Sometimes I dread the truth of the lines I say. But the dread must never show. ---->>>

Classical plays require more imagination and more general training to be able to do. That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.

Classical plays require more imagination and more general training to be able to do. That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.

I don't know what that Method is. Acting is life, to me, and should be. ---->>>

I need something truly beautiful to look at in hotel rooms. ---->>>

One is just an interpreter of what the playwright thinks, and therefore the greater the playwright, the more satisfying it is to act in the plays. ---->>>

Every single night I'm nervous. You never know how the audience is going to react. ---->>>

I think any classical training in the theatre is of enormous value. ---->>>

My parents were French and Irish and our family even has Spanish blood-and I do so love the United States and consider myself part American. ---->>>

I adore dancing. ---->>>

Shaw is like a train. One just speaks the words and sits in one's place. But Shakespeare is like bathing in the sea - one swims where one wants. ---->>>

I am going to be a great actress. ---->>>

I have just made out my will and given all the things I have and many that I haven't. ---->>>

I know I am right for Scarlett. I can convince Mr. Selznick. ---->>>

I loved fencing and dancing and elocution. ---->>>

English people don't have very good diction. In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly, and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.

English people don't have very good diction. In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly, and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.

I always know my lines. ---->>>

I'm not afraid to die. ---->>>

My parents were absolutely delighted that I knew what I wanted to do. ---->>>

A lucky thing Eva Peron was. She died at 32. I'm already 45. ---->>>

I never found accents difficult, after learning languages. ---->>>

My first husband and I are still good friends and there is no earthly reason why I should not see him. Larry and I are very much in love. ---->>>

When I was at school at Paris, I had special lessons from Mademoiselle Antoine, an actress at the Comedie Francaise, and I was taken to every sort of play. I felt very grand. ---->>>

Streetcar is a most wonderful, wonderful play.

Streetcar is a most wonderful, wonderful play.

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 11-05, 1913
Birthplace: Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, British India
Die: 07-08, 1967
Occupation: Actress
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Vivien Leigh (born Vivian Mary Hartley, and also known as Lady Olivier after 1947; 5 November 1913 – 8 July 1967) was a British stage and film actress. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performances as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she had also played on stage in London's West End in 1949 (wikipedia)