Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

Movie Actress

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor DBE was a British and American actress. She began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s.

Full Name
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Feb 27, 1932
Mar 23, 2011
5′ 2″
Net Worth


Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE was born on February 27, 1932 in Hampstead, England to American parents. Her zodiac sign is Pisces and her ethnicity is English Irish Scottish Welsh. She was the second child of Francis Lenn Taylor, a successful art dealer and Sara Viola Warmbrodt, an aspiring actress.

Taylor’s career as an actress began at age nine when she landed the role of Velvet Brown in National Velvet (1944). Her performance in the film earned her critical acclaim and a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. She went on to star in some of Hollywood's most iconic films including Father of the Bride (1950), Cleopatra (1963), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Taming of the Shrew (1967.)

In 1962 Taylor won her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Butterfield 8. She then went on to win another Oscar for her 1966 performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? In addition to acting, Taylor was also passionate about humanitarian work and received many awards for this over the years, including a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1993.

Taylor passed away on March 23, 2011 at age 79 due to congestive heart failure. Her legacy lives on through her memorable performances and charitable works throughout her life.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1932</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Elizabeth Taylor is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 27, 1932, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1942</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Hollywood Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">At the age of 10, Taylor made her film debut in a minor role in the film ‘There’s One Born Every Minute.’</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1950</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Academy Award for Butterfield 8</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">In 1950, Taylor won her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘Butterfield 8.’</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1957</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Michael Wilding</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Taylor married English actor Michael Wilding on February 21, 1957. The couple had two sons together.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Academy Award for BUtterfield 8</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Taylor won her second Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘BUtterfield 8’.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1967</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Taylor received the 2,328th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1967.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Passes Away at Age 79</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 23, 2011, Elizabeth Taylor passed away at the age of 79 from congestive heart failure.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She was a Pioneering Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Elizabeth Taylor was a pioneering actress, who pushed the boundaries of what it meant to be an actor in Hollywood. She broke stereotypes, defied gender roles and created her own style that made her one of the most iconic actors of all time.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She was an Advocate for Social Change </h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Elizabeth Taylor was a passionate advocate for social change. She used her platform to fight for LGBTQ rights, HIV/AIDS advocacy, civil rights, and animal welfare. She was a strong voice for those who couldn't speak up for themselves.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She was an Iconic Beauty</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Elizabeth Taylor embodied beauty and grace throughout her life. Her signature look with dark hair, violet eyes and voluptuous figure set the standard for beauty in Hollywood. Her look continues to be timeless and inspiring even today.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Academy Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elizabeth Taylor won an Oscar in 1960 for her performance in the movie "Butterfield 8". She was also nominated for best actress five other times.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Married 8 Times</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elizabeth Taylor married a total of eight times to seven different men. Her marriages lasted anywhere from nine months to 10 years.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Owned the Most Famous Diamonds in the World</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elizabeth Taylor owned some of the most famous diamonds in the world, including the 33.19 carat Krupp diamond and the 69.42 carat pear shaped Taylor-Burton diamond.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Established a Charity</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elizabeth Taylor was an active philanthropist and established her own charity, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, to raise money for HIV/AIDS research.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First Female Billionaire in Hollywood</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elizabeth Taylor became the first female billionaire in Hollywood after leveraging her brand and business savvy. </p></div>


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