Vintage Portfolio: Vivien Leigh

24/11/2017 08:11 GMT

Best known for playing Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind, British actress Vivien Leigh became a Hollywood star in the 1930s. She married actor Laurence Olivier in 1940 and after a short break from acting, Leigh went on to win her second Best Actress Oscar for her role as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire.


Leigh struggled with illness throughout her career and in 1967, she died of tuberculosis. Today, she is remembered as one of Britain's most successful (and stylish) film stars. Here's why: