She became immortalized as Scarlet O'Hara in the 1939 Civil War romance film, Gone with the Wind. Her other notable films include Fire Over England, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Tovarich.
She suffered from a devastating bipolar disorder.
She starred with Marlon Brando in the movie A Streetcar Named Desire.
She studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
She was married to Laurence Olivier from 1940 to 1960.
- The meaning of the name Leigh: Field