The Best Vivian Leigh quotes

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What can be said about Vivian Leigh that has not been already said? One of the most legendary actresses of all time, her life was fraught with as much drama as any movie she ever starred in. This blog post will explore the highs and lows of her life, and why she remains one of the most iconic actresses in history.

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About Vivian Leigh

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5 November 1913

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8 July 1967

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Loreto Convent Convent Of The Sacred Heart Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art

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Lady Olivier


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. โ€” Vivien Leigh

My parents were French and Irish and our family even has Spanish bloodโ€“and I do so love the United States and consider myself part American. โ€” Vivien Leigh

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. โ€” Vivien Leigh

My parents were absolutely delighted that I knew what I wanted to do. โ€” Vivien Leigh

I loved fencing and dancing and elocution. โ€” Vivien Leigh

Inspiring Phrases From Vivian Leigh

I cannot let well enough alone. I get restless. I have to be doing different things. I am a very impatient person and headstrong. If I’ve made up my mind to do something, I can’t be persuaded out of it. โ€” Vivien Leigh

A lucky thing Eva Peron was. She died at 32. I’m already 45. โ€” Vivien Leigh

I cannot let well enough alone. I get restless. I have to be doing different things. โ€” Vivien Leigh

I don’t know what that Method is. Acting is life, to me, and should be. โ€” Vivien Leigh

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. โ€” Vivien Leigh

Things are simple when you’re going to die. โ€” Vivien Leigh

I’m a Scorpio, and Scorpios eat themselves out and burn themselves up like me. โ€” Vivien Leigh

Various Statements From Vivian Leigh

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. โ€” Vivien Leigh

Comedy is much more difficult than tragedyโ€“and a much better training, I think. It’s much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh. โ€” Vivien Leigh

I need something truly beautiful to look at in hotel rooms. โ€” Vivien Leigh

I’ve always been mad about cats. โ€” Vivien Leigh

It’s much easier to make people cry than to laugh. โ€” Vivien Leigh

I always know my lines. โ€” Vivien Leigh

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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. โ€” Vivien Leigh

More Phrases From Vivian Leigh

I was sent successively to schools in France, Italy and Bavaria, and this erratic education was a great help afterwards. โ€” Vivien Leigh

I think acting is an important profession, because acting can give you pleasure and can teach you at the same time, and that is a good thing. โ€” Vivien Leigh

I never found accents difficult, after learning languages. โ€” Vivien Leigh

Every single night I’m nervous. You never know how the audience is going to react. โ€” Vivien Leigh

I have just made out my will and given all the things I have and many that I haven’t. โ€” Vivien Leigh

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. โ€” Vivien Leigh

Streetcar is the most wonderful, wonderful play. โ€” Vivien Leigh

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