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Elizabeth Taylor - A Hollywood Queen and Hollywood Screen Legend

Updated on July 7, 2012

This is a tribute to my favorite actress Elizabeth Taylor. She is a Hollywood Legend.

Elizabeth Taylor is one of my favorite actresses of all time. She was one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood and not only that she was one of the versatile and greatest actresses in Hollywood ever produce. She won awards as best actress and was nominated several times during her Hollywood days. I have often hear many good praises about her as an actress from my mother and from many people who love her and see her as their idol. She was really very powerful woman not only in the movies but also in her private life.

The Young Elizabeth:

She was born as Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor on Feb. 27, 1932 in Hampstead North West London, England. She had a dual citizenship namely British national through her birth on a British soil and American citizen through her American parents. Her family moved back to the United States before the onset of World War II and settled in California. Elizabeth Taylor started her movie career at the age of 9 when she had her first movie contract with Universal Pictures at $100 per week.

Elizabeth Taylor Movies as a Young Star:

  1. 1942 - There’s One Born Every Minute - her first motion picture
  2. 1943 - Lassie Come Home
  3. 1944 - National Velvet
  4. 1946 - Courage of Lassie
  5. 1947 - Life with Father
  6. 1947 - Cynthia
  7. 1948 - A Date with Judy
  8. 1948 - Julia Misbehaves
  9. 1949 - Little Women



Little Women was considered her last adolescent role; her next role in Conspirator would be her first adult role.

Elizabeth Taylor in her Mature Roles:

  1. 1949 - Conspirator
  2. 1950 - The Big Hangover
  3. 1950 - Father of the Bride
  4. 1951 - Father’s Little Dividend
  5. 1951 - A Place in the Sun
  6. 1952 - Love is Better than Ever
  7. 1952 - Ivanhoe
  8. 1953 - The Girl Who Had Everything
  9. 1954 - Rhapsody
  10. 1954 - Elephant Walk
  11. 1954 - Beau Brummell
  12. 1954 - The Last Time I saw Paris
  13. 1956 - Giant
  14. 1957 - Raintree County
  15. 1958 - Cat in a Hot Tin Roof
  16. 1959 - Suddenly, Last Summer
  17. 1960 - BUtterfield 8 ---First Best Actress Award
  18. 1963 - Cleopatra
  19. 1963 - The V.I.P.s
  20. 1965 - The Sandpiper
  21. 1966 - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
  22. 1967 - The Taming of the Shrew
  23. 1967 - Doctor Faustus
  24. 1967 - Reflections in a Golden Eye
  25. 1967 - The Comedians
  26. 1968 - Boom!
  27. 1968 - Secret Ceremony
  28. 1970 - The only Game in Town
  29. 1972 - Under Milk Wood
  30. 1972 - Hammersmith Is Out
  31. 1973 - Ash Wednesday
  32. 1976 - The Blue Bird
  33. 1977 - A Little Night Music
  34. 1980 - The Mirror Crack’d
  35. 1983 - Between Friends
  36. 1985 - Malice in Wonderland
  37. 1989 - Sweet Bird of Youth
  38. 1994 - The Flintstones
  39. 2001 - These Old Broads

Some of the Highlights in Her Life and Career:

  • Her Movie National Velvet was a smash hit and brought her to stardom.
  • She was one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood and one of the greatest performers in her time.
  • She was the first highest paid actress in her time to earn a salary of 1million
  • Among her best movies includes National Velvet, Lassie Come Home, Father of the Bride, Car in a Hot Tin Roof, A Place in the Sun, Suddenly, Last Summer, BUtterfield 8, Cleopatra, Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Taming of the Shrew and The Mirror Crack’d.
  • She won 2 Academy Awards for best actress in BUtterfield 8 and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
  • She has nominations for best actress in films Raintree County, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Suddenly, Last Summer.
  • She had great romance with Richard Burton and married him twice.
  • Elizabeth Taylor had a passion for fine jewelries. She owned few of the most well-known pieces of jewelries such as the 33.19 carat Krupp Diamond, 69.42 carat Taylor-Burton Diamond, the 50 carat La Perigrina Pearl formerly owned by Mary I of England.
  • She has a popular Fragrance line and one of the leading perfumes in the market such as White Diamonds, Passion and Black Pearls.
  • She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1999

Her Marriages:

  1. Conrad “Nicky” Hilton - 1950-1951 - divorced
  2. Michael Wilding -------- 1952-1957 - divorced
  3. Michael Todd ----------- 1957-1958- widowed
  4. Eddie Fisher ------------ 1959-1964 - divorced
  5. Richard Burton --------- 1964-1974 - divorced
  6. " " ------------------------- 1975-1975 - divorced
  7. John Warner ----------- 1976-1982 - divorced
  8. Larry Fortensky ------- 1991-1996 - divorced

Her Children:

  1. Michael Howard Wilding -- born in 1953
  2. Christopher Edward Wilding born in 1955
  3. Elizabeth Frances Todd born in 1957
  4. Maria Burton adopted in 1964, born in 1961

Elizabeth Taylor had various health problems during her lifetime. She survived a benign brain tumor operation and skin cancer. She had back problems and hip replacements. In 2004 she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, a progressive illness. And this early February of 2011 she was admitted to Cedar-Sinai Medical Center for congested heart failure. She spends her 79th birthday at the hospital on Feb. 27, 2011. Everyone were hopeful for a while as she was getting better but on March 23, 2011 her heart gave up. Farewell to the screen legend of our time. We love you Elizabeth Taylor and may you rest in peace.


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      Ipeoney 5 years ago from USA

      Sorry I kind of fly away from my hubs for a while. Thanks for reading my Liz Taylor hub, she is great actress in her time and beautiful rare violet almond eyes. Thanks for being a fan too. God Bless!

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      Kenneth Avery 6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Ipeoney, GREAT read on a great woman, Liz Taylor, one of my early idols. No one will ever replace her as the Queen of Hollywood. Love your writing style. I am now a fan. Sincerely, Kenneth Avery, from a small town in northwest Alabama, Hamilton, that reminds people of Mayberry, where Andy and Barney worked.

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      Ipeoney 6 years ago from USA

      Hi jessiexue thanks for stopping by. Isn't she beautiful in that Cleopatra crown?

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      Jessie 6 years ago from Hong Kong

      Wow,she has so many film productions, and i love her in the Cleopatra. Thanks for your nice article.

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      Ipeoney 6 years ago from USA

      Oh thanks for the comment. I watched cleopatra her movie with richard. Then I watched National velvet and who's afraid of Virginia wolf too. Not much. sorry for your laptop

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      Baycko 6 years ago from London. England

      Wow! Ipeoney you have totally impressed me.

      Such an Iconic actress. Beautiful Beautiful Lady. My Fav was Cat on an hot tin roof, with Paul Newman and Burl Ives.. And stunning in Cleopatra. National Velvet was the first film I saw her in alongside Mickey Rooney. I thought some of her finest work was alongside Richard Burton, they just had that sparkle together. She never changed really,did she, Even with the onset of old age she had that glint in her eye.Very Informative Hub and all credit to you.

      Just to let you know that i will be closing my hub page over the next few weeks. sometime ago my home was burgled and everything gone.I lost my laptop and couldn't for the life of me remember my password.

      I have since rejoined hubpages but my new name is scarface1300. I have since found my little black book. Hope you will take a look.

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      Ipeoney 6 years ago from USA

      Hi Peaceful life and fastfreta thank for stopping by. One of my mother's favorite actress. My favorite too, I love her movie National Velvet.

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Wow, Ipeoney, you've got it all down. Nice research, I never knew Ms. Taylor, had that many credits, she was very prolific. Very good hub, voted up/useful.

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      Peaceful life 6 years ago from Las vegas

      hmmmm...good informative hub! interesting