Elizabeth Taylor

Biography

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty and distinctive violet eyes.

National Velvet (1944) was Taylor's first success, and she starred in Father of the Bride (1950), A Place in the Sun (1951), Giant (1956), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959). She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for BUtterfield 8 (1960), played the title role in Cleopatra (1963), and married her co-star Richard Burton. They appeared together in 11 films, including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), for which Taylor won a second Academy Award. From the mid-1970s, she appeared less frequently in film, and made occasional appearances in television and theatre.

Her much publicized personal life included eight marriages and several life-threatening illnesses. From the mid-1980s, Taylor championed HIV and AIDS programs; she co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research in 1985, and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1993. She received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the Legion of Honour, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, who named her seventh on their list of the "Greatest American Screen Legends". Taylor died of congestive heart failure at the age of 79.

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty and distinctive violet eyes.

National Velvet (1944) was Taylor's first success, and she starred in Father of the Bride (1950), A Place in the Sun (1951), Giant (1956), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959). She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for BUtterfield 8 (1960), played the title role in Cleopatra (1963), and married her co-star Richard Burton. They appeared together in 11 films, including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), for which Taylor won a second Academy Award. From the mid-1970s, she appeared less frequently in film, and made occasional appearances in television and theatre.

Her much publicized personal life included eight marriages and several life-threatening illnesses. From the mid-1980s, Taylor championed HIV and AIDS programs; she co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research in 1985, and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1993. She received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the Legion of Honour, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, who named her seventh on their list of the "Greatest American Screen Legends". Taylor died of congestive heart failure at the age of 79.

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Gender -

Known Credits 80

Birthday 1932-02-27

Day of Death 2011-03-23

Place of Birth Hampstead Garden Suburb - London - England

Adult Actor False

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Liz Taylor

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2006 30 Rock(1 episode)
2005 James Dean: Forever Young as Herself (archive footage)
2002 Searching for Debra Winger as Herself
2001 These Old Broads as Beryl Mason
2001 Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood as Herself (archive footage)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1994 The Flintstones as Pearl Slaghoople
1989 The Simpsons(3 episodes)
1989 Sweet Bird of Youth as Alexandra Del Lago
1988 Il giovane Toscanini
1987 Poker Alice as Alice Moffit
1987 North and South(16 episodes)
1986 There Must Be a Pony as Marguerite Sydney
1985 North and South, Book I
1985 Malice in Wonderland as Louella Parsons
1983 Hotel(1 episode)
1983 Between Friends as Deborah Shapiro
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Herself (archive footage)
1980 The Mirror Crack'd as Marina Rudd
1979 Winter Kills as Lola Comante
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors(1 episode)
1978 Return Engagement as Dr. Emily Loomis
1978 A Death in Canaan as Herself (voice) (uncredited)
1977 A Little Night Music as Desiree Armfeldt
1976 Victory at Entebbe as Edra Vilnofsky
1976 The Blue Bird as Queen of Light / Mother / Witch / Maternal Love
1974 That's Entertainment! as Herself - Co-Host / Narrator / Clip from 'Cynthia'
1974 Identikit as Lise
1973 Night Watch as Ellen Wheeler
1973 Ash Wednesday as Barbara Sawyer
1973 Divorce His - Divorce Hers as Jane Reynolds
1972 Hammersmith Is Out as Jimmie Jean Jackson
1972 Under Milk Wood as Rosie Probert
1972 X, Y and Zee as Zee Blakeley
1970 The Only Game In Town as Fran Walker
1968 Secret Ceremony as Leonora
1968 Here's Lucy(1 episode)
1968 Boom! as Flora 'Sissy' Goforth
1967 The Comedians as Martha Pineda
1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye as Leonora
1967 Doctor Faustus as Helen of Troy
1967 The Taming of the Shrew as Katharina
1966 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as Martha
1965 The Sandpiper as Laura Reynolds
1963 Elizabeth Taylor in London as Herself
1963 Cleopatra as Cleopatra
1963 The VIP's as Frances Andros
1960 BUtterfield 8 as Gloria Wandrous
1959 Suddenly, Last Summer as Catherine Holly
1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as Maggie
1957 Raintree County as Susanna Drake Shawnessy
1956 Giant as Leslie Lynnton Benedict
1954 Elephant Walk as Ruth Wiley
1954 Rhapsody as Louise Durant
1954 Beau Brummell as Lady Patricia Belham
1954 The Last Time I Saw Paris as Helen Ellswirth
1953 The Girl Who Had Everything as Jean Latimer
1952 Love Is Better Than Ever as Anastacia (Stacie) Macaboy
1952 Ivanhoe as Rebecca
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1951 Callaway Went Thataway as Elizabeth Taylor (uncredited)
1951 Quo Vadis as Christian Prisoner in Arena
1951 A Place in the Sun as Angela Vickers
1951 Father's Little Dividend as Kay Dunstan
1950 Father of the Bride as Katherine 'Kay' Banks
1950 The Big Hangover as Mary Belney
1949 Conspirator as Melinda Greyton
1949 Little Women as Amy
1948 Julia Misbehaves as Susan Packett
1948 A Date with Judy as Carol Pringle
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(2 episodes)
1947 Life with Father as Mary Skinner
1947 Cynthia as Cynthia Bishop
1947 Tony Awards(1 episode)
1946 Courage of Lassie as Kathie Eleanor Merrick
1944 National Velvet as Velvet Brown
1943 Jane Eyre as Helen Burns
1943 Lassie Come Home as Priscilla
1942 There's One Born Every Minute as Gloria Twine
1929 The Academy Awards(4 episodes)

Production

1967 The Taming of the Shrew … Producer

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