What are the odds of this?
From Mia Farrow’s autobiography, What Falls Away:
My mother [actress Maureen O'Sullivan], her father’s favorite, went to the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Roehampton. She hated it. They had to wear vests in the bath, and were told that “whistling on the stairs makes Our Lady cry.” Vivien Leigh was in the same class, the only girl in the school, according to my mother, who had any sense of direction: from the age of eleven she knew she would be an actress…Vivien Leigh was voted “prettiest girl in the school,” and when my mother came in second, she cried all day, unable to believe that anyone thought she was pretty.
I don’t know which is more astounding: that Vivien Leigh and Maureen O’Sullivan were in the same class at the same school, that Maureen O’Sullivan ever doubted that she was pretty, or that all the girls were made to wear vests in the bath.
So, who’s the prettiest girl in the school?
I dunno. I’m still scratching my head over those modesty vests.