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Who is a better actress? Vivien Leigh or Katharine Hepburn?

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Re: Who is a better actress? Vivien Leigh or Katharine Hepburn?

I like Vivien Leigh better so I voted for her.

It's hard to judge properly because Vivien Leigh made so few films especially compared to Katharine Hepburn. And let's face it, not a lot of people here nor anywhere really ever saw either on stage.

Vivien much preferred theatre work and concentrated on that even after she won her Oscars.

That's why you can't really judge properly. And I can tell you right now that Katharine Hepburn will win this poll easily.

EDIT: Actually doing my maths, there are probably a lot of old people who've seen both on stage but I'm not sure if there'd be many here or on the internet.

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Re: Who is a better actress? Vivien Leigh or Katharine Hepburn?

Wow, this is a poll I never expected to see... Anyhow, I've only seen two of Leigh's films (Gone With the Wind & Waterloo Bridge) and one of Hepburn's (Philadelphia Story), so I'm not really qualified to judge, but based on those movies, I'll go with Vivien. Waterloo Bridge was a beautiful heartbreaker of a film, and Vivien was amazing.
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Hepburn, though both were very good
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Vivien Leigh could've been one of the greatest actors of all time. Her Blanche Dubois is one of the all-time great performances.

Hepburn was always in control of her career though, and every performance was measured and memorable.
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Oh god! I have to go with Katharine on this. The Lion in Winter is

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Vivien Leigh could've been one of the greatest actors of all time. Her Blanche Dubois is one of the all-time great performances.

Hepburn was always in control of her career though, and every performance was measured and memorable.
Scarlett Ohara was not bad either!
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