Vivien Leigh Gone with the Wind 1940

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1940

Vivien Leigh Gone With The Wind 1940
Vivien Leigh Gone With The Wind 1940


Myra Lester in Waterloo Bridge 1940

Character Is A Prostitute

Vivien Leigh in Waterloo Bridge 1940
Vivien Leigh in Waterloo Bridge 1940

The source material for “Waterloo Bridge” has been adapted into a play, three film adaptations, and three radio dramas. The plot centers on a ballet dancer who becomes a prostitute after enduring a series of unfortunate events. This film was Vivien’s follow-up to her star-making, Oscar-winning role as Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone With The Wind.” Vivien stated that “Waterloo Bridge” was one of her favorites of all her films.

Honorable Mention: Vivien also won the Oscar for playing Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, who some historians insist was a prostitute.

Watch clip of the film “Waterloo Bridge” below

Vivien played more than one hooker role.

Go to Vivien Leigh A Streetcar Named Desire 1952 to read her other prostitute role.

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