Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Famous for playing the classic “Cleopatra” (1963). He starred in several films, received his first Oscar with "Dial Butterfileld 8" (1960), and the second with "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966).
Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) was born in London on February 27, 1932. In 1939, she moved with her family to the United States. He started working at Universal in the movie "There's One Good Every Minute" in 1942 when he was ten. A year later, he auditioned for MGM and earned a small role in the 1942 film "The Force of the Heart", the first in the Lassie series.
Liz Taylor, as she became known, made several films in her long contract with MGM, but only matured after filming "The Prince Charming" (1948) at 16. During the filming of "A Place in the Sun" (1949), he fell in love with his romantic partner Montgomery Clift, the homosexual star, did not want the romance, but would become his closest friend until his death in 1966. .
Elizabeth Taylor has married several times, the first husband was the heir of a hotel chain, Conrad Nicholson Hilton Junior, with whom he stayed seven months. With the English actor Michael Wilding, lived five years, and had two children. Millionaire Mike Todd, Elizabeth's first great love of her life, died in a plane crash before completing a year of marriage.
The fourth husband was Eddie Fisher, a drug addict singer, responsible for the biggest scandal of Liz's sentimental life, who was the husband of her close friend Debbie Reynolds and her late husband's best friend. At the time it was a big scandal in Hollywood. Elizabeth was called a black widow. The scandal was overcome and the marriage did not last long.
Richard Burton was the second great love of his life. They met during the filming of Cleopatra (1963), with which he began a stormy romance that would keep them permanently in newspapers and magazines for the next fifteen years.
With Burton, one of Shakespeare's most perfect performers, Liz grew up as an artist and as a woman. It was beside him that she won her second Oscar for the movie "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966). Liz represented a mature, boring, untidy, unkempt woman given to drink, unlike the well-behaved beauty of "Butterfield 8" (1960).
Separated from Burton, she fell in love with farmer and politician John Warner. The marriage lasted from 1976 until 1982, when Liz gained 30 pounds. More in 1985, after several diets, Liz returned to her youth weight, 55 pounds. In 1991, Elizabeth married truck driver Larry Fortensky, her eighth marriage at the age of 59.
Elizabeth Taylor had a hard time, at the age of 12 making her first film as soon as she arrived from England, fell off her horse and injured her spine, which forced her to take strong painkillers to get rid of the pain. During the filming of Cleopatra caught a double pneumonia that almost killed her, having to undergo a tracheostomy. Addicted to alcohol and painkillers, she recovered after several hospitalizations.
In February 1997, Elizabeth had her annual checkup, where a benign head tumor was discovered. The tumor was the size of an orange and the doctors scheduled surgery two weeks from now. After the initial shock with the news and surgery scheduled Liz advanced her birthday party from the 27th to the 16th of February. The party was held at the Hollywood Pantage Theater and brought together a hundred friends.
The surgery was a success and was soon recovered. With a shaved head and a three-inch scar, Elizabeth landed on the cover of Paris Match magazine. In his honor, the city of Los Angeles changed the name of the street that crosses Hollywood Boulevard to "Elizabeth Taylor Pass."
Elizabeth Taylor had four children, Michael Wilding Jr (1953) Cristopher Wilding (1955), Liza Todd (1957) and Maria whom she adopted with Burton at the time of Cleopatra's filming.
Elizabeth Taylor died in Los Angeles, California, United States on March 23, 2011 of heart failure.