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Elizabeth Taylor Biography

Birth Name:
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Birth Place:
Hampstead, London, England
Profession
Actor

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

  • 1974Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1972Berlin Film Festival-Silver Bear for Best Actress: winner
  • 1968BAFTA Film Awards-Best British Actress: nominated
  • 1967BAFTA Film Awards-Best British Actress: winner
  • 1967Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1966Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1966National Board of Review-Best Actress: winner
  • 1966New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actress: winner
  • 1961Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1960Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1959Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1959BAFTA Film Awards-Best Foreign Actress: nominated
  • 1958Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1957Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated

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