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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

  • Born on
    • February 27th, 1932
  • Died on
    • March 23rd, 2011
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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Filmography

Acting (61 Credits)

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2014And the Oscar Goes to...
2001These Old Broads as Beryl Mason
2001Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration
1994The Flintstones as Pearl Slaghoople
1994That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
1989Sweet Bird of Youth as Alexandra Del Lago
1985North and South as Madam Conti
1982Genocide as Narrator (voice)
1980The Mirror Crack'd as Marina Rudd
1979Winter Kills as Lola Comante (uncredited)
1977A Little Night Music as Desiree Armfeldt
1976The Blue Bird as Queen of Light / Mother / Witch / Maternal Love
1976Victory at Entebbe as Edra Vilnofsky
1976That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1974The Driver's Seat as Lise
1973Night Watch as Ellen WheelerWatch Free
1973Ash Wednesday as Barbara Sawyer
1972X, Y and Zee as Zee Blakeley
1971Under Milk Wood as Rosie Probert
1970The Only Game in Town as Fran Walker
1969Anne of the Thousand Days as Masked Courtesan
1968Secret Ceremony as Leonora
1968Boom! as Flora 'Sissy' Goforth
1967Reflections in a Golden Eye as Leonora Penderton
1967The Taming of the Shrew as Katharina
1967The Comedians as Martha Pineda
1967Doctor Faustus as Helen of Troy
1966Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as Martha
1965The Sandpiper as Laura Reynolds
1965The Love Goddesses
1964Becket as Village Extra with Blonde Wig (uncredited)
1963The V.I.P.s as Frances Andros
1963Cleopatra as Cleopatra
1960BUtterfield 8 as Gloria Wandrous
1959Suddenly, Last Summer as Catherine Holly
1958Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as Maggie
1957Raintree County as Susanna Drake Shawnessy
1956Giant as Leslie Lynnton Benedict
1954The Last Time I Saw Paris as Helen EllswirthWatch Free
1954Rhapsody as Louise Durant
1954Beau Brummell as Lady Patricia Belham
1953Elephant Walk as Ruth Wiley
1953The Girl Who Had Everything as Jean Latimer
1952Love Is Better Than Ever as Anastacia (Stacie) Macaboy
1952Ivanhoe as Rebecca
1951A Place in the Sun as Angela Vickers
1951Father's Little Dividend as Kay Dunstan
1951Quo Vadis as Christian Prisoner in Arena (uncredited)
1951Callaway Went Thataway as Elizabeth Taylor (uncredited)
1950Father of the Bride as Kathryn 'Kay' Banks
1949Conspirator as Melinda Greyton
1949Little Women as Amy
1948A Date with Judy as Carol Pringle
1948Julia Misbehaves as Susan Packett
1947Cynthia as Cynthia Bishop
1947Life with Father as Mary Skinner
1946Courage of Lassie as Kathie Eleanor Merrick
1944National Velvet as Velvet Brown
1944The White Cliffs of Dover as Betsy Kenney at Age 10 (uncredited)
1943Lassie Come Home as Priscilla
1943Jane Eyre as Helen Burns (uncredited)

Herself (3 Credits)

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