London, November 3: Vivien Leigh was a spoilt, demanding diva, and she wrestled with physical and mental illness behind the scenes, it has been revealed.
The ‘Gone With The Wind’ star was demanding on the set and was mentally disturbed with towering rages appearing out of nowhere, the Daily Express reported.
Her agent has revealed that that Leigh’s voice turned suddenly hard, rasping and contemptuous.
Leigh even had to be replaced in the film ‘Elephant Walk’, after she had a breakdown and hissed insults at Laurence Olivier on stage in Stratford-upon-Avon.
She flung her clothes off in a public park during a European tour of Titus Andronicus and she interrupted a House of Lords debate to try to save a West End theatre from the wrecking ball.
Leigh was reportedly given several bouts of electric shock treatment for her illness. (ANI)