A famous and beloved actress of English descent, an undisputed icon of world cinema, Vivien Lee Undoubtedly, he represents a true legend on the world cinema scene.
Don’t forget because she is very famous Rosella O’Hara In the fantastic film “Gone with the Wind”, the personal and professional life of the actress, on the one hand, was illuminated by twinkling lights, and on the other hand her crosses of suffering and illness.
Vivien Leigh was born Vivian Marie Hartley, He was born on November 5, 1913 AD Darjeeling, in India. The daughter of a Scottish officer and amateur actress of Irish descent, about 6 years old, she moved with her parents to Englandwhere he completed his studies.
At the age of eighteen, Vivian decided to enroll in Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to study acting. Only a year later, the young woman meets the man of law and gets married, Lee Holmanwho will give birth to his only daughter: Susan.
Big love for the actress
But Vivien Leigh’s true love was a theater and film actor Lawrence Oliver, who were already married at the time of their first meeting. The two started as one Secret relationship Which remained so until 1940, when they decided to finally go out and reveal to the whole world the emotional nature of their relationship.
The partner in this reveal was the tremendous success that overshadowed Vivian after her unforgettable interpretation of the heroine in the blockbuster movie “Gone with the Wind“, Rosella O’Hara. The role that earned her the first victory Oscar Award Best Actress in a Leading Role.
She and Oliver were able to obtain a divorce by relinquishing custody of their children. They got married in a very intimate and private ceremony, celebrate them in San Ysidro Farm in Santa BarbaraReal estate owned by the plaintiff Ronald Coleman.
Soon the first signs of the actress’s illness began to appear: Vivien Leigh was, in fact, Bipolar. That is, alternating moments severe depression For others of total ed uncontrolled trance.
In 1944, while she was busy filming “”CleopatraHe fell devastatingly and suffered a miscarriage. This tragic event exacerbated his depressive and bipolar disorder. Actress started alcohol abuseThey were taken to the hospital and underwent painful treatments such as electric shock causing permanent damage to her temples.
Five years later, Hope of Healing: He plays his role with tremendous success Blanche DuboisThe film hero “A tram called desire‘, along with the famous actor Marlon Brando. A role that deserves her second Academy Award.
Vivian seems to have defined herself so much on the Blanche part that she ended up, just like her, In a psychiatric clinic.
The actress died in 1967 at the age of 53, leaving one Tuberculosis is poorly treated.
Relationship with his daughter Susan
Susan was the only daughter of actress Vivien Leigh. He was born on October 12, 1933 AD LondonThe little girl grew up in a wealthy family. However, Susan hasn’t been able to enjoy a close relationship with her mother during her childhood since then Too busy with her acting job.
These are Vivian’s words about her relationship with her daughter:
I loved my little girl like no other mother, but honestly the ruthless youth I realized that I could not give up every idea of a staged career.
Susan then grew up under the responsibility of her father and grandmother. Because he wanted fatherhood, he couldn’t fulfill his dream Engage in acting Just like his mother did.
He studied atbeauty culture academy Grandma Gertrude A Knightsbridge She married an insurance broker and had three children with him.
She died on March 1, 2015 in England.
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