Elizabeth Taylor's Life In Front Of The Camera


As one of the most photographed women who ever lived, Elizabeth Taylor left us with a wealth of memorable images. Here are just a few.

An 11-year-old Taylor starred in Lassie Come Home in 1943. [AP]

A popular child actress, Taylor appeared in movies from the age of 9. In 1944, National Velvet made her an international star. [NYPL/AP]

At only 16, Taylor started playing adult ingenue roles, and quickly netted roles in major films. Here, circa 1951. [Getty]

Taylor married Nicky Hilton in 1951 while still a teenager. [Time]

1951 [AP]

Taylor scored a dramatic success with 1951’s haunting A Place in the Sun; she and costar Montgomery Clift would become close friends. [Time]

Taylor would ultimately have four children; her first, Michael (with husband Michael Wilding) was born in 1953. [AP]


The Tennessee Williams adaptation Suddenly, Last Summer would reteam Taylor with Clift. [Time]

Taylor married Mike Todd in 1957; she was widowed only a year later when he died in a plane crash. [AP]


Taylor’s affair with Eddie Fisher — and their subsequent marriage after his divorce from Debbie Reynolds — would make her an object of public scorn and fascination. [AP]

With Paul Newman in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1958. [Time]


Taylor won her first Oscar for BUtterfield 8 in 1960. [AP]

1963’s Cleopatra may have been a huge flop, but it introduced Taylor to two-time husband Richard Burton. [AP]

With Burton, 1963. [Time]

Taylor won her second Oscar in 1966’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [AP]

With Burton during their second marriage.[Time]

1968. [AP]

Long absent from the screen — albeit a visible perfume magnate — in 1993, Taylor was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Oscar.[Getty]

1995. [Getty]


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