Elizabeth Taylor

Birthday:

02/27/1932

Place of birth:

Hampstead, London, England, UK:

Biography:

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.



Credits

James Dean: Forever Young (2005)
Herself (archive footage)
Judy Garland: By Myself (2004)
Herself
Return to 'Giant' (2003)
Searching for Debra Winger (2002)
Herself
These Old Broads (2001)
Beryl Mason
Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (2001)
Herself (archive footage)
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997)
That's Entertainment! III (1994)
The Flintstones (1994)
Pearl Slaghoople
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (1992)
Se stesso
Sweet Bird of Youth (1989)
Alexandra Del Lago
Young Toscanini (1988)
Nadina Bulichoff
Poker Alice (1987)
Alice Moffit
There Must Be a Pony (1986)
Marguerite Sydney
The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn (1986)
Malice in Wonderland (1985)
Louella Parsons
Between Friends (1983)
Deborah Shapiro
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983)
Herself (archive footage)
The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
Marina Rudd
Winter Kills (1979)
Lola Comante (uncredited)
Return Engagement (1978)
Dr. Emily Loomis
A Death in Canaan (1978)
Herself (voice) (uncredited)
A Little Night Music (1977)
Desiree Armfeldt
Victory at Entebbe (1976)
Edra Vilnofsky
That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)
The Blue Bird (1976)
Queen of Light / Mother / Witch / Maternal Love
Elizabeth Taylor: An Intimate Portrait (1975)
Herself
That's Entertainment! (1974)
Herself - Co-Host / Narrator / Clip from 'Cynthia'
Identikit (1974)
Lise
Night Watch (1973)
Ellen Wheeler
Ash Wednesday (1973)
Barbara Sawyer
Divorce His - Divorce Hers (1973)
Jane Reynolds
Hammersmith Is Out (1972)
Jimmie Jean Jackson
Under Milk Wood (1972)
Rosie Probert
Zee and Co. (1972)
Zee Blakeley
The Only Game in Town (1970)
Fran Walker
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Masked Courtesan
Secret Ceremony (1968)
Leonora
Boom! (1968)
Flora 'Sissy' Goforth
The Comedians (1967)
Martha Pineda
Doctor Faustus (1967)
Helen of Troy
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
Leonora
The Comedians in Africa (1967)
Herself (uncredited)
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
Katharina
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Martha
Hollywood My Home Town (1965)
The Sandpiper (1965)
Laura Reynolds
A Statue for 'The Sandpiper' (1965)
Herself
The Big Sur (1965)
Herself
The Love Goddesses (1965)
Herself (archive footage)
On the Trail of the Iguana (1964)
Herself
Elizabeth Taylor in London (1963)
Herself
Cleopatra (1963)
Cleopatra
The V.I.P.s (1963)
Frances Andros
BUtterfield 8 (1960)
Gloria Wandrous
Scent of Mystery (1960)
The Woman of Mystery
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Catherine Holly
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Maggie
Raintree County (1957)
Susanna Drake Shawnessy
Operation Raintree (1957)
Herself
Giant (1956)
Leslie Lynnton Benedict
New York Premiere Telecast 'Giant' (1956)
Herself
Beau Brummell (1954)
Lady Patricia Belham
A Star Is Born World Premiere (1954)
Herself
Elephant Walk (1954)
Ruth Wiley
Rhapsody (1954)
Louise Durant
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
Helen Ellswirth
The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)
Jean Latimer
Love Is Better Than Ever (1952)
Anastacia (Stacie) Macaboy
Ivanhoe (1952)
Rebecca
Callaway Went Thataway (1951)
Elizabeth Taylor (uncredited)
Quo Vadis (1951)
Christian Prisoner in Arena (uncredited)
A Place in the Sun (1951)
Angela Vickers
Father's Little Dividend (1951)
Kay Dunstan
Father of the Bride (1950)
Katherine 'Kay' Banks
The Big Hangover (1950)
Mary Belney
Conspirator (1949)
Melinda Greyton
Little Women (1949)
Amy
Julia Misbehaves (1948)
Susan Packett
A Date with Judy (1948)
Carol Pringle
Life with Father (1947)
Mary Skinner
Cynthia (1947)
Cynthia Bishop
Courage of Lassie (1946)
Kathie Eleanor Merrick
National Velvet (1944)
Velvet Brown
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
Betsy Kenney at Age 10 (uncredited)
Twenty Years After (1944)
Jane Eyre (1943)
Helen Burns (uncredited)
Lassie Come Home (1943)
Priscilla
There's One Born Every Minute (1942)
Gloria Twine
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
Producer