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Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

Updated on July 27, 2014

The Beautiful Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

The famous and most beautiful women, Elizabeth Taylor started as the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra in the Hollywood Movie Cleopatra made in 1963, co-starting with her was her future husband Richard Burton. This famous movie was a very expensive one too, it cost $44 millions and it only gross $56 millions, so they studio actually lost money. Even though many critics bashed this movie, I have to say that I love Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton together in this film. Cleopatra and Mark Anthony love was an epic one and they did a great job portraying it in the movie. This is a classic film that everyone should watch.

The Most Beautiful Women, Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor started as Cleopatra

Elizabeth Taylor, often known as Liz Taylor, was an English-born American actress. She gained early fame as a child actress and was later recognized not only as a talented and award-winning film star, but also for her glamorous lifestyle and her extraordinary beauty. Her much publicized private life included eight marriages, several life-threatening illnesses, and decades spent as a social activist championing the cause of AIDS awareness, research and cure. A two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress, Taylor is considered one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. The American Film Institute named her seventh on its Female Legends list.

In 1960, Taylor became the highest paid actress up to that time when she signed a one million dollar contract to play the title role in 20th Century Fox's lavish production of Cleopatra, which was released in 1963. During the filming, she began a romance with her future husband Richard Burton, who played Mark Antony in the film. The romance received much attention from the tabloid press, as both were married to other spouses at the time. Taylor received more than $2 million for her role.

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Cleopatra The Movie

Starting Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

Cleopatra is a 1963 film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. The screenplay was adapted by Sidney Buchman, Ben Hecht, Ranald MacDougall, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz from a book by Carlo Maria Franzero. The film starred Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowall and Martin Landau. The music score was by Alex North. It was photographed in 70 mm Todd-AO by Leon Shamroy and Jack Hildyard.

Cleopatra chronicles the struggles of Cleopatra VII, the young Queen of Egypt, to resist the imperialist ambitions of Rome.

Despite being a critical failure, it won four Academy Awards. It was the highest grossing film of 1963, earning US $26 million ($57.7 million total), yet made a loss due to its cost of $44 million, the only film ever to be the highest grossing film of the year yet to run at a loss.

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Elizabeth Taylor Starts As Cleopatra and Richard Burton as Her Lover Mark Anthony

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton as lovers Cleopatra and Mark Anthony in the world famous movie made in 1963: CLEOPATRA! The love story of the last Egyptian pharaoh and the Roman soldier Mark Anthony.

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Special Edition Barbie Doll of Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

This is a beautiful 1999 Collector's Edition Barbie Doll of Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, like her character in her 1963 movie Cleopatra with Richard Burton as Mark Anthony. This beautiful barbie doll is perfect for any collector or any Elizabeth Taylor's fans.

Elizabeth Taylor Died At Age 79

In November 2004, Taylor announced a diagnosis of congestive heart failure, a progressive condition in which the heart is too weak to pump sufficient blood throughout the body, particularly to the lower extremities such as the ankles and feet. In 2009 she underwent cardiac surgery to replace a leaky valve. In February 2011, new symptoms related to congestive heart failure caused her to be admitted into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for treatment, where she remained until her death at age 79 on March 23, 2011, surrounded by her four children.

Elizabeth Taylor was buried in a private Jewish ceremony, presided over by Rabbi Jerry Cutler, the day after she died, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. Taylor is entombed in the Great Mausoleum, where public access to her tomb is restricted.[

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      gogolf162 6 years ago

      She is a doll in this movie. I love all these type of movies, especially around the holidays.

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      MasterPsycho 6 years ago from Earth

      great movie .... for its time........and very expensive....not the best performances i have ever seen though

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      MarkFashionista 6 years ago

      @Helene-Malmsio: Thank you for visiting! :)

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      Helene-Malmsio 6 years ago

      RIP Elizabeth - great lens, big thumbs up from me!

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      MarkFashionista 6 years ago

      @WindyWintersHubs: Thank you ;) I love her and this is my favorite movie.

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Wonderful tribute to Liz as Cleopatra. I remember seeing the movie many times! Thanks, Andrea!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      When Elizabeth Taylor became a grandmother, Marlene Dietrich gave up her title as "The World's Most Beautiful Grandmother," to Miss Taylor. I wonder who holds the title now?