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Jill Esmond has been divorced from Laurence Olivier since January 29, 1940. They had been married for 9.5 years. Jill Esmond is now deceased.

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Jill Esmond

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: was an English actress

Age: 82 (1/26/1908 - 7/18/1990)


Jill Esmond's Relationships (1)

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Laurence Olivier

Entertainment - Actor

Why Famous: One of the most famous and revered actors of the 20th century

Age: 82 (5/22/1907 - 7/11/1989)


Laurence Olivier's Relationships (5)

Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating n/a --
Engaged n/a --
Married 7/25/1930 9.5 years
    Separated n/a --
    Filed for Divorce n/a --
Divorced 1/29/1940 --
 Total9.5 years*

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Children of this Relationship

Name Born Age Gender Type
Simon Tarquin8/21/193681 yrs.MaleBiological

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Vivien LeighLaurence Olivier1937View

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Where and/or how did Jill Esmond and Laurence Olivier meet?

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Why did Jill Esmond and Laurence Olivier break up?

Laurence Olivier was having an affair with Vivien Leigh. Olivier was not happy in his first marriage from the beginning and soon came to resent his wife.

Other Relationship Information about Jill Esmond and Laurence Olivier:

Jill named Vivien Leigh --wife #2--as co-respondent in her 1940 divorce from Olivier on grounds of adultery.

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