Elizabeth Taylor stuns in jaw-dropping throwback pictures from over 50 years ago
A young Dame Elizabeth Taylor looks breathtaking in a number of throwback pictures from decades ago. The Hollywood icon has starred in such films as 1958’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1961’s Cleopatra and 1952’s Ivanhoe.
Elizabeth, who lived between 1932 and 2011, was a British-American actress who became the world’s highest-paid movie star in the 1960s.
She made her first film appearance in 1942’s There’s One Born Every Minute, which was quickly followed by a star-making performance in 1944’s National Velvet.
Elizabeth won two Academy Awards: one for her performance as a conflicted New York call girl in 1960’s Butterfield 8 and one for her performance opposite Richard Burton as the vituperative but vulnerable Martha in 1966’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Hollywood legend’s personal life was also one of intrigue, as she had a total of eight husbands, including hotel heir Nicky Hilton, Cleopatra co-star Richard, producer Michael Todd, singer Eddie Fisher, and U.S. Senator John Warner.
Elizabeth Taylor in 1950
Elizabeth Taylor was just 18 when she married hotel heir Nicky Hilton.(Image: GETTY)
Elizabeth Taylor in 1958
Elizabeth Taylor played Margaret “Maggie The Cat” Pollitt in 1958’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Elizabeth Taylor in 1959
Elizabeth Taylor is pictured here filming scenes for Suddenly Last Summer, which was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Elizabeth Taylor in 1963
Elizabeth Taylor played the iconic Cleopatra in Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s film named after the Egyptian queen.
Elizabeth Taylor in 1964
Elizabeth Taylor is pictured here marrying her co-star Richard Burton at their first wedding in Montreal, Canada. They married twice, but both marriages ended in divorce.
Elizabeth Taylor in 1965
Elizabeth Taylor went on to star with Richard in 1965’s The Sandpiper after the pair met on the set of Cleopatra.