14 21 Days
Vivien Leigh portrayed the character of Wanda Wallen in the 1940 film "21 Days." Directed by Basil Dean, the film follows the story of a man who is wrongly convicted of murder and has 21 days to prove his innocence.Vivien Leigh's performance as Wanda Wallen brings depth and complexity to the character. Her portrayal adds to the dramatic tension of the film and showcases her talent as an actress.
13 Dark Journey
Vivien Leigh portrays the character of Madeleine in the 1937 film "Dark Journey." "Dark Journey" is a British spy film set during World War I. Madeleine is a Swedish secret agent caught in a love triangle between two intelligence officers. Her portrayal adds to the intrigue and romance of the film.
12 Look Up and Laugh
Vivien Leigh portrays the character of Marjorie Belfer in the 1935 film "Look Up and Laugh." Marjorie is a young woman who aspires to become a stage actress. Vivien Leigh's performance as Marjorie brings charm and charisma to the character.
11 Gentlemen's Agreement
Vivien Leigh portrays the character of Phil Stanley in the 1935 film "Gentlemen's Agreement." The film follows the story of a man who pretends to be married to avoid scandal. Vivien Leigh's performance as Phil Stanley brings charm and wit to the character, adding depth to the comedic elements of the film.
10 Storm in a Teacup
In the 1937 film "Storm in a Teacup," Vivien Leigh portrayed the character of Victoria Gow, a young and spirited woman who becomes the love interest of the protagonist. Leigh's performance as Victoria showcases her charm and talent.
9 A Yank at Oxford
Vivien Leigh portrayed the character of Elsa Craddock in the 1938 film "A Yank at Oxford." The film tells the story of an American student who enrolls at the prestigious Oxford University. Elsa Craddock is the love interest for the American student. Her portrayal adds romance and depth to the film, showcasing her talent as an actress.
8 The Deep Blue Sea
Vivien Leigh portrayed the character of Hester Collyer in the 1955 film "The Deep Blue Sea." Vivien Leigh's performance as Hester Collyer brings emotional depth and complexity to the character, Hester Collyer, a woman trapped in an unhappy marriage and embarks on a passionate affair. Her portrayal showcases her talent and captures the turmoil and vulnerability of Hester's character.
7 The Village Squire
Vivien Leigh portrayed the character of Rose Venables in the 1935 film "The Village Squire." Directed by Reginald Denham, the film is a British historical drama set in the 18th century. Vivien Leigh's performance as Rose Venables marked her first film role, showcasing her talent and beauty on the big screen.
6 St. Martin's Lane
Vivien Leigh portrayed the character of Liberty (Libby) in the 1938 film "St. Martin's Lane," also known as "Sidewalks of London" in the United States. The film is a British musical drama set in London's theater district. Vivien Leigh's portrayal of a young woman trying to make it as a performer adds depth to the film's narrative.
5 Ship of Fools
Vivien Leigh portrayed the character of Mary Treadwell in the 1965 film "Ship of Fools." The film follows the lives of various passengers aboard a German ocean liner in the 1930s. Vivien Leigh's performance as Mary Treadwell in "Ship of Fools" is noteworthy. Her portrayal of the character adds depth and complexity to the character.
4 That Hamilton Woman
Vivien Leigh portrayed the character of Emma, Lady Hamilton in the 1941 film "That Hamilton Woman." The film tells the story of the real-life historical figure Emma Hamilton, the mistress of British naval officer Horatio Nelson. Vivien Leigh's performance as Lady Hamilton is regarded as one of her finest roles. She skillfully captures the complexity of Lady Hamilton's character. Leigh's portrayal brings to life the dramatic and tumultuous love affair between Lady Hamilton and Nelson.
3 Waterloo Bridge
In the 1940 film "Waterloo Bridge," Vivien Leigh portrayed the character of Myra Lester. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy, the film is a romantic drama set during World War I. Vivien Leigh's portrayal of Myra Lester is widely regarded as one of her standout performances. She brings a combination of vulnerability, strength, and poignancy to the character, who is a ballerina caught in a tragic love story.
2 A Streetcar Named Desire
Vivien Leigh portrayed the iconic character of Blanche DuBois in the 1951 film "A Streetcar Named Desire." Directed by Elia Kazan, the film explores the life of Blanche, a troubled and fading southern belle who seeks refuge in her sister's home. Vivien Leigh's portrayal of Blanche is widely acclaimed and is considered one of her most memorable performances. Her portrayal of Blanche in "A Streetcar Named Desire" earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress and remains a significant highlight in her career.
1 Gone with the Wind
Vivien Leigh starred as the iconic character, Scarlett O'Hara, in the 1939 film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel, 'Gone with the Wind.' Vivien Leigh's portrayal of Scarlett O'Hara is widely regarded as one of the most memorable performances in cinematic history. The film is widely considered one of the greatest films of all time and won a total of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Vivien Leigh.