Elizabeth Taylor

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Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born on February 27th 1932 in London, England. Elizabeth’s parents were Americans living in England but when war came to the country they thought it best to return to their homeland. As a result much of Elizabeth’s childhood was spend in California and when she was 10 years old, she was discovered by Hollywood.

National Velvet brought Elizabeth Taylor the status of child starlet and set her on the course for international superstardom, but it was not her only childhood success for she had many. Amongst her noteworthy works were the Lassie films. She managed to chalk up credits in classic such as “Little Women” Elizabeth has appeared on the cover of Life Magazine 11 times and has won two Oscars.

At 18 years of age, Elizabeth married the first of 7 husbands, Nicky Hilton. It would be at this point in Elizabeth Taylor’s life that she really begins to add film credits to her resume; her blockbuster successes seemingly came easy. After being nominated three years in a row and coming up short, Elizabeth finally won her first Best Actress Oscar in 1960 for her performance as high-class call girl Gloria Wandrous in ‘Butterfield 8’, a film Taylor had adamantly avoided making. 

One of the most expensive films ever made and originally running at six hours before being cut to a little over four for release, the epic Cleopatra of 1963 was a box office disaster, yet managed eight Oscar nominations including Best Picture, winning four technical awards. This film would give Elizabeth the status of being the first actress to make a million dollars on from one movie.

During Elizabeth’s life she has battled drug addiction and alcoholism, but she has endured to become one of Hollywood brightest stars and has added her name to amongst the movie legends.

 

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