Mental Illness Didn't Keep This Artist From Working

Acclaimed actress Vivien Leigh (most famous as the consummate southern belle in Gone With the Wind and Streetcar Named Desire), suffered from bipolar disorder her whole life.  Described to be able to go from joy to despair in literally the blink her entrancing eyes, her broad, but tenuous grasp on the full spectrum of human emotion was a tool for her moving performances.

Severely affecting her personal life, her husband, Laurence Olivier once remarked, â€œDarling, it seems asking for the moon is a simple request compared to talking with you by phone."