The Life and Loves of Vivien Leigh

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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