The Life and Loves of Vivien Leigh

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In the centenary year of Vivien Leigh's birth, discover the incredible life of the Hollywood starlet

In celebration of the centenary year of Vivien Leigh’s birth, the V&A has acquired the personal archive of the Hollywood icon.

Including more than 200 letters, telegrams, photographs, newspaper clippings and postcards plus diaries she began as a precocious 16 year-old, the archive gives visitors a rare insight into the famously feisty actress’ life and explores her tempestuous love affair with Laurence Olivier.

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