“One evening she disappeared from her flat, and no one knew where to find her. I found her, sitting on a bench, and she was crying. And she had her jewels in her arm. And she was rocking her jewels like a baby. And she was crying.”
Vivien accepting her Academy Award for Best Actress as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind in 1940.
[Vivien Leigh] is so perfectly designed for the part by art and nature that any other actress in the role would be inconceivable.
New York Times, 1939
She lives in our minds and memories as a dynamic force.
Andrew Sarris, 1998
Happy Birthday Vivien Leigh!