Vivien Leigh and Ingrid Bergman, 1957.
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↳Favorite movies [6/10] — A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), dir. Elia Kazan
Vivien Leigh makes me cry far too much.
“I think it was terribly unfair. People would say to Larry: ‘You are the greatest actor in the world’ and then they would turn to Vivien and say: ‘You are the most beautiful woman in the world’. They never said those words she longed to hear: ‘You are the greatest actress in the world’. She wasn’t the greatest actress in the world but it’s very difficult to nominate a person who is.
She was stupendous in her way - as well as being beautiful. She had the temperament. She didn’t always have the vocal power to reach the back of the gallery. But she did develop her voice and she had intelligence. Larry has always had an actor’s intelligence. He could go to the heart of the play, the heart of a part and dig it out. She had to work much harder at it… Vivien didn’t have that instinct. She had to acquire it.” (Maxine Audley)
Vivien Leigh photographed by Laszlo Willinger, 1940.
I made a fanmade trailer of a Streetcar Named Desire, also a tribute to Vivien Leigh. enjoy it.
Vivien Leigh icons- for anonymous, anonymous, anonymous & anonymous
Vivien Leigh, Gone With the Wind
"What to say…Vivien, dear Vivien…exquisite actress, thoughtful, fearless, gracious, and enormously kind…a lovely little pink cloud floating through the lives of all her friends, hovering over the setting sun, and thinking of everyone but herself."
– Katharine Hepburn
Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier in a publicity photo for THAT HAMILTON WOMAN (1941).