Elizabeth Taylor biography 2022

Actress Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor biography

Elizabeth Taylor, 27.2.1932-23.3.2011, British-American actress.

Elizabeth Taylor had her breakthrough and stardom with Lassie Come Home (1943) and National Velvet (1944).

Her particular flair for emotional drama was first seen in A Place In The Sun (1951) and in more mature characters in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (1958) and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959).

Elizabeth Taylor has also temperamentally played intriguing sarcastic types in, for example, Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), Zee & Co. (1972), and the TV movie Sweet Bird of Youth (1989).

Of her eight marriages, the two to Richard Burton in 1964-74 and 1975-76 have been significant for her career. The couple recorded ten films together, including Cleopatra (1963), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), for which she won an Oscar, and The Taming of the Shrew (1967).

She is also remembered for Father of the Bride (1950), Ivanhoe (1952), and Giant (1956), and for her first Oscar role in Butterfield 8 (1960).

last updated October 2022

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