Gee, lots of hateration here. I don't get it. Leigh wasn't perfect -- who is? -- but was unmistakeably talented. I defy you to name an actress in this era who has similar skills (acting skills), 'star power," and innate intelligence. (She spoke 5 or 6 languages and was a polymath.) The booze and smoking and sexual escapades very likely were her attempts at self-medicating -- a sad but not unusual byproduct of those who have bi-polar disorder. The dumb ass comment here are just typical American ignorance and intolerance.