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Elizabeth Taylor

See also:: Elizabeth Taylor (novelist)

Dame Elizabeth Rosamond Taylor (born February 27, 1932) is a British actress born in London as the daughter of the art dealer Francis Taylor and the actress Sara Taylor. Her parents are American. She has one older brother, Howard.

Sometimes known as "Liz Taylor", she became an actress as a child. She played in her first movie at the age of nine; her first important role was playing the lead in Clarence Brown's film National Velvet[?], in which a young girl, Velvet Brown, played by Taylor, trains a horse to win the Grand National.

At the age of 3 she began taking ballet lessons. Later, she attended University High School in Los Angeles, California and received her high school diploma January 26, 1950. Married 7 times - to Nicky Hilton, Michael Wilding, Mike Todd (her only marriage which ended with the death of the spouse), Richard Burton (twice!!), Senator John Warner of Virginia, and Larry Fortensky.

Knighted on 12/31/1999.

Taylor has devoted much time and energy to AIDS-related charities.


1942 There's One Born Every Minute[?]
1943 Lassie Come Home[?]
1944 Jane Eyre
1944 The White Cliffs of Dover[?]
1944 National Velvet[?]
1946 Courage of Lassie[?]
1947 Life with Father
1947 Cynthia
1948 A Date with Judy[?]
1948 Julia Misbehaves[?]
1949 Little Women
1949 Conspirator[?]
1950 The Big Hangover[?]
1950 Father of the Bride[?]
1951 Quo Vadis?
1951 Father's Little Dividend[?]
1951 A Place in the Sun
1951 Callaway Went Thataway[?]
1952 Love Is Better Than Ever[?]
1952 Ivanhoe
1953 The Girl Who Had Everything[?]
1954 Rhapsody[?]
1954 Elephant Walk[?]
1954 Beau Brummell
1954 The Last Time I Saw Paris[?]
1956 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood, City of Stars[?]
1956 Giant
1957 Raintree County
1957 Operation Raintree[?]
1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
1959 Suddenly, Last Summer
1960 Butterfield 8 (awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress for this role
1960 Scent of Mystery[?]
1962 Lykke og krone[?]
1963 Cleopatra
1963 The V.I.P.s[?]
1964 On the Trail of the Iguana[?]
1965 The Sandpiper[?]
1965 The Love Goddesses[?]
1965 The Big Sur[?]
1966 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress for this role
1967 La Bisbetica domata[?]
1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye[?]
1967 The Comedians[?]
1967 Doctor Faustus[?]
1967 The Comedians in Africa[?]
1968 Around the World of Mike Todd[?]
1968 Boom
1968 Secret Ceremony[?]
1968 On Location: 'Where Eagles Dare'[?]
1969 Anne of the Thousand Days
1970 The Only Game in Town[?]
1972 Zee and Co.[?]
1972 Hammersmith Is Out[?]
1973 Night Watch[?]
1973 Ash Wednesday
1973 Under Milk Wood[?]
1974 The Driver's Seat[?]
1974 That's Entertainment![?]
1976 Blue Bird, The[?]
1976 That's Entertainment, Part II[?]
1977 A Little Night Music
1979 Winter Kills[?]
1980 The Mirror Crack'd[?]
1963 General Hospital
1981 Genocide
1970 All My Children
1983 Montgomery Clift
1985 North and South
1988 Il Giovane Toscanini[?]
1994 The Flintstones
1997 The Fifties[?]
1999 The Visit[?]

In addition to her movies, she has also appeared in a number of TV series, including as the voice of Maggie from The Simpsons.


Most notably, Elizabeth Taylor received an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1966 for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and in 1960 for Butterfield 8.

Marriages and Children Elizabeth Taylor was married 8 times:

  • May 6, 1950 - January 29, 1951, to Nicholas Conrad Hilton[?] (also: Nicky Hilton)
  • February 21, 1952 - October 4, 1956, to Michael Wilding[?], actor
    • Son: Michael Wilding, born January 6, 1953
    • Son: Christopher Wilding, born February 27, 1955
  • February 2, 1957 - March 23, 1958, to Mike Todd[?] (also: Michael Todd), producer, promoter, showman. He died during a plane crash in New Mexico.
    • Daughter: Elizabeth Frances Todd, born August 6, 1957
  • 1959 - March 6, 1964, with Eddie Fisher[?], singer, actor
  • March 15, 1964 - June 26, 1974, to Richard Burton, actor
    • Daughter: Maria Carson, adopted 1964, born 1961
  • October 1975 - summer 1976, again to Richard Burton
  • December 4, 1976 - November 7, 1982, to John Warner[?], politician, U.S. Senator
  • October 6, 1991 - November 1996, to Larry Fortensky[?] (also: Lawrence Lee Fortensky), teamster, construction-equipment operator

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