Fast Facts

  • Was born in England to American parents and lived there until age 7.
  • Made her film debut at 10 in There's One Born Every Minute, which also featured Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer.
  • Converted to Judaism when she was 27. 
  • Was the first movie star to receive a then-record salary of $1 million, for 1963's Cleopatra.
  • Made her Broadway debut in a 1981 revival of The Little Foxes.
  • Recipient of several awards for her HIV/AIDS charity work and other causes.
  • Was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II on New Year's Eve, 1999.
  • Final theatrical film role was as Pearl Slaghoople in 1994's The Flintstones.

Awards

  • 1966, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1974, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1957, Golden Globe — Special Achievement: Winner
  • 1960, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1969, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1985, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
  • 1967, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1961, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1974, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1960, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1958, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1966, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1957, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1959, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1981, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
  • 1992, Oscar — Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Winner
  • 1967, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Actress: Nominee
  • 1966, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Actress: Winner
  • 1958, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Life Achievement Award: Winner

Relationships

  • Elizabeth Frances Todd Tivey — Daughter
  • Richard Burton — Ex-husband
  • Sara Taylor — Mother
  • Michael Howard Wilding Jr. — Son
  • Michael Wilding — Ex-husband
  • Michael Todd — Husband (deceased)
  • Christopher Edward Wilding — Son
  • John Warner — Ex-husband
  • Maria Burton Carson — Daughter
  • Francis Taylor — Father
  • Conrad Nicholson Hilton Jr. — Ex-husband
  • Howard Taylor — Brother
  • Eddie Fisher — Ex-husband
  • Larry Fortensky — Ex-husband

Details

  • Birth Name: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
  • Birth Place: Hampstead, London, England
  • Birthday: February 27, 1932, Pisces
  • Died: March 23, 2011
  • Profession: Actor
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