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Vivien Leigh a Beautiful Tragedy
I love her movies. Whether they were the critically acclaimed Scarlett O'Hara/Blanche DuBios portrayals or the not so well received Anna Karenina she gained and held your attention. Some say it was her acting itself that grabbed you, others say that it was her goddess like beauty (and both of those things are fantastic) but I give it to the subtlety of her eyes. Something in them is tragically sad, even if they aren't meant to be. Behind her beautiful green gray eyes hides this hurt, fragile and scared person, who, no matter what you do to try and sway her otherwise, will not trust you. They show just how guarded and alone she is; You just want to hold and protect her. Her personal life was full of strife and heartache but it never showed in her work, save for those hypnotizing eyes, and for that reason (mainly, not entirely) I adore her.
A godess in her own right. The complexity and beauty in her eyes. I love her!
An Inspiration To All
When I first saw Vivien Leigh, I was watching Gone With The Wind. She was so beautiful and you could just tell that she WAS THE CHARACTER! She had this brightness in her eyes that demanded that you pay attention. She captured your eyes, your ears, and your heart. You could tell that she lived, breathed, and slept the stage. She is my inspiration. I only wish that I could've had the enchantment of meeting such an stunning and classy lady. -To Vivien, you shall remain forever in my heart.
Vivien Leigh---Who can forget her?
- Tiny Maggie
I fell in love with Vivien Leigh like most fans when I first saw Gone With The Wind! Vivien Leigh has to be one of the move beautiful actresses to ever have graced the camera! And to top this off she could act! It was like she was born to play Scarlett O'Hara! There will never be another Vivien Leigh!
Much More than a Pretty Face
- Alexa Leigh
As much as I would like to write an entire essay of words about her, I simply do not have the time at the moment so my review will be brief. It is difficult to find just where to begin when it comes to describing Vivien Leigh...it's as though all words are inadequate and uncapable of completely doing her justice. I am at a loss for words when faced with the task of comprising all the wonderful things about her in a nutshell. But, in short, there is no doubting the unique talent Vivien possesed when it came to acting in movies or on stage. She remains to this day a celebrated actress universally known for her role as Scarlett O'Hara in the highly acclaimed Gone With the Wind (1939). However, she was so much more than just a pretty face (perhaps the most beautiful of all time or at least so is the case in my opinion) and a convincing actress. Her personality and passion for life made her stand out amongst other stars of her time. That goes without mentioning her sheer determination to succeed, her fairytale-like yet tragic romance with Laurence Olivier, and her battle with manic depression and tuberculosis. Yet Vivien rose above it all and to this day continues to capture the hearts of millions of people all across the world. One thing is for certain, there was not, is not, and never will be anyone quite just like her. She is an inspiration to all her fans and, most importantly, a reminder that anything is possible if you truly set your heart on it. So I thank you, Vivien, for showing me to never lose hope when things seem impossible and also for proving that there is always a bright side in every situation no matter how dark it may appear. R.I.P Vivien Leigh. You will always be loved and remembered.
SHE WAS THE BEST!
I LOVE HER AND I ALWAYS WILL!!!!
She was THE BEST!
When I was 12 years old I watched GONE WITH THE WIND in a theater .... I fell in love with VIVIEN instantly.... I couldn't believe a woman could be so beautiful..... I loved you then.... I love you now.... and I will always love you...... Rest in Peace..... Lovely, Tormented, and Always Beautiful Angel......
What other actor has had her enormous success? As Scarlett, Blanche, Ophelia on stage, she's the gold standard.
IF YOU LOVE GONE WITH THE WIND
I LOVE VIVIEN LEIGH...ALL HER ROLES REALLY BELONGED TO HER.IF YOU LOVE GONE WITH THE WIND YOU NEED TO READ THE BOOK RHETT BUTLERS PEOPLE.IT PUTS THE ICING ON THE CAKE FOR GONE WITH THE WIND AND GIVES MANY ANSWERS THAT LEFT US WONDERING FROM THE MOVIE.BEST BET READ GONE WITH THE WIND THEN RHETT BUTLERS PEOPLE..YOU WONT BE SORRY!!!!!!
Just like Rhett Butler said...'What A Woman"
Wish someone would do a movie about her....and a cheapie made for tv movie.
What a great Actress. She played Scarlett O'Hara awsome.
Vivien Leigh was a wonderful actress and in her starring role as Scarlet O'Hara she was amazing. Clark Gable was a wonderful actor to and they were cast in the part as Perfect and I'd like to see a lot more of her on TCM.
A greatly underrated actress
- Ken G.
Amazing actress that I believe is completely under appreciated. Her performance in "Waterloo Bridge" I thought was amazing (I thought it was a great movie despite having the WWI clothing wrong, and they should've made Robert Taylor a yank somehow or at least said he was from Canada due to the accent). Her performance in "A Streetcar Named Desire" blew me away too. Cute in "Sidewalks of London" with a good performance by the great Charles Laughton. Just wish I could've seen her in some plays. Oh, and she was totally hot...beautiful, elegant, sexy, and intelligent (and much more then that)...what other woman has all of those qualities! And AFI has the nerve to put Marilyn Monroe of all people higher on their list, give me a break!
Mirror, mirror on the wall
- Gaston K Rivera
Vivien Leigh is the most beautiful actress on the screen, ever. No ifs and buts. She may also be one of the top performers in cinema history. In my view, Scarlett O'Hara is the No.1 female character, never surpassed, and she and Vivien were one thing. Of note, performances other than GWTW were also remarkable and are dearly remembered. Classic lady, classic star. There are few like her. Fortunately, current technology allows us to enjoy her films over and over. Gaston
Best Actress of all Time....
Vivien Leigh's movies are captivating. Gone with the Wind is my favorite movie of all time. It would have not been if it wasn't for Vivien Leigh. She was so stunning. All of her other movies are just as amazing in different ways. She grabs your attention and you can't turn your eyes from her. Her acting ability and beauty put her into a catagory that she stands alone in. No one today or in the past matches what Leigh delivers onscreen.
I believe that people fail to realize that Vivien Leigh was way more than Scarlett O'Hara or Blanche DuBois...I think that she was one of the most talented and beautiful actresses ever, and I think she was also among the most under-appreciated and under-recognized outside of GWTW of ASND.
- victoria challingsworth
Even though she did not star in many films and was not overly popular, i feel that vivien leigh was underappreiciated. Her biggest film by far was "Gone With the Wind" she also died young but if you watch her in the films she did get a chance to preform in her movements so fliud and simple yet they have a dramatic effect on the viewer. She makes my pulse and my mind race thinking "how can one person hold such a power that goes so unrealized" I ponder. she was none the less a fanominal actress.
One of the best.
I must say that she is one of the greatest actress in all the times. And yes is so sad that she was never enough credit for her fantastic perfomances and for her beauty, she was just beautiful and so talent. I'm fourteen and she is my favorite actres ever the number 1. And her eyes, her eyes and her smle so magnificent so green and do shining. I believe that no one can do better her role as Scarlett O'Hara she was the best. I just love her. Vivien you are the best.
"A Lass Unparalled"
Vivien, although stunningly beautiful, was never given enough credit for her wonderful performances.Its so sad that many of her critics didn't give her the credit she deserved until after she died. Out of all the actresses, living or dead, she is my absolute favorite.
She is underrated as an actress; one of the most beautiful women of all time. Vivien is my favorite actress, she was so good at playing tragedy, perhaps due to her own personal troubles. I wish she had done more films, the screen certainly benefited from her presence.
She was the most extrodinary women of all time. Her inner and outer beauty was amazing. We will all remember her.
VERY BEST ACTRESS OF ALL TIME
She was and will always be the BEST actress I ever saw on screen, I have all of her movies except the ones that are unavailable or out of print, like Look up and Laugh, The Village Squire, Things are looking up, Yank at oxford and 21 days together, if anybody knows where I could get them please email me firstname.lastname@example.org. I also watched and owe her biographies and am deeply touched by her troubled life, I only wished she had done more films.
I'm the only person in my grade who knows who Vivien Leigh is. But she is amazing. Every movie I have seen her in is just indescribable. She has presence and beauty and I love the way she talks. She has made an imprint on my heart and she will stay there as the greatest actress of all time.
DAMN GOOD ACTRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Jessica Lynn
Vivien Leigh.... there so much 2 say and only little space to do it on. First of all i want 2 say this she is a damn good actress. I know that a crazy way 2 say it but that's the only way u can. I mean come on Viven Leigh didn't just play her role's but she became them (like I said before). Personally I love her because she is my favorite actress and see inspires me to not give up. I look at her an I see streath,beatuy,love,and most of all fire burning in her. She is alot like me she has been through so much but as soon as she starts acting every bad thing in the world go's away. An hopefully when I go up 2 heaven i can finally meet her. With Love, Jessica Lynn P.s. Viven never let bipoler get in the way. rest in peace. I wish alot more people saw 2 acting ability.
Vivien Leigh: My Inspiration!
- Miriam Necastro
I may be only 14 1/2 but Vivien Leigh is one of my favorite actresses!! I love how she played a mixture of roles,& always brought life to her character!! Though she past in 1967 I woild've loved to meet her & I believe someday I will!! Here"s to a great actress!!
she should get at least 5 stars
- christina franco
i think she is the greatest actoress in her time i love all the movies she did and my most favorates movies she had done is Gone With The Wine, she worked hard in her life and i think she did the most beautiful job at it. i think they should play more of her movies out there so everyone can see and fall in love her like i do. love always christina r franco
Vivien Leigh not just a actress
I may only be 13 year old but Vivien Leigh is my favorite actress because she didn't just play the roll he became it. I admire her very much. I hope one day I can play my roll as well as she did. The other thing i admire about her is she didn't act for the fame or the money she acted because she loved it. well hope to see u on the big screen, love, jessica p.s. an she never let her bipolor disese get in the way
vivien leigh, the legend/
i admire her as one of my most fave actress. when i saw GWTW i was instantly taken by the movie and by vivien. her sheer brilliant acting of cuz.. she was just so Scarlett. then i saw hamilton woman. also v good. i wish i could get more of her films. but it's not restored yet. also, i really tried to get hold of any of her stage works..but w'ever it is, she is truly mesmerising as an actress n still is..
Vivien Leigh is the best actress ever!
Vivien Leigh:One Great Actress
She is an actress that will always have an impression on me! She was able to play a wide variety of roles, but will always be remembered as Scarlett O'Hara! She was one classy lady, whether it was in the theater,or on the screen! Even though she died almost 40 years before I was born, I feel she is one of my best friends,thanks to her films & biographies!! To sum this up: Vivien Leigh, one great actress!!!!
She was a lovely lady and wonderful actress. My favorites are of course GWTW, and Waterloo Bridge-
One of the best
The cinema's greatest beauty an one of its finest actresses.
Release these great classics on home video.
There is nothing in our modern high-tech society today that can compare with these classic greats, Waterloo Bridge, That Hamilton Woman, Wuthering Heights, Double Indemnity, just to name a few. The movies today simply do not compare to the old films. They were captivating and passionate, without the obscenity and nudity that is used today.
Vivien Leigh is probably the greatest English actress ever. People are blinded by her beauty sometimes, and can't see her talent, but she was a truly wonderful actress. She suffered numerous personal problems and managed through it to contribute so much to film and theater. She is an icon and a great actress.
One of the best actresses ever!
- Carrie PL
I consider dear Vivling one of my most beloved actress. She was an excellent drama and comedy performer, I think that she was very underrated just because of her beauty and the fact that her husband played in more movies so she was called 'Lady Olivier'. But I also know very well how unhappy and unlucky she was, considering her two illnesses: tuberculosis and the one that made her and other people lives hell-manic depression. I will always consider her on of the most oustanding actresses ever.
SO INTELLIGENT ...SOO BEAUTIFUL..SOO DAMNED GOOD
VIVIEN........WAS SUCH A CHAMELEON. JUST LOOK AT HER SCENES IN GWTW. I KNOW...I KNOW MAKE-UP ETC...BUT SHE HAD TO ACT IT TO BE DIFFERENT AND LOOK IT. EVERYTHING SHE DID IN FILM AND ON STAGE SAYS SOMETHING. I HOPE THAT TECHNOLOGY WILL BRING HER BACK TO THE SCREEN. I TRUELY MISS HER.
Vivien Leigh was a great actress. I think that T.C.M. should show more of her movies. Gone With the Wind A Streetcar Named Desire Waterloo Bridge.
Vivien Leigh is the best.
Vivien is by far my favorite actress of all time. She may have only been in a few well known American films, but few people realize how many movies and stage productions she made in England. And she, of course, was fabulous on all of them. I think she is so overlooked and deserves to have more attention by realeasing more of her films on Dvd/Vhs or at least have TCM play more of her movies. She is so beautiful and one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, actress the Silver Screen AND stage has ever had.