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Vivien Leigh
November 5, 1913 - July 8, 1967
Nationality: English
Category: Actress
Subcategory: English Actress

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 need something truly beautiful to look at in hotel rooms.


Streetcar is a most wonderful, wonderful play.


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


I loved fencing and dancing and elocution.


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.


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


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.


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.


I'm not afraid to die.


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.


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.


I adore dancing.

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


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


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


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


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'm not young. What's wrong with that?


I am going to be a great actress.


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