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Originally posted 04/26/2012 12:35PM
Lindsay Lohan has just signed on to play Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime movie. But the young actress has felt a kinship with the late Hollywood legend before.
In 2006, when she was just 19, Lohan posed as Taylor for Interview magazine in photos taken by Karl Lagerfeld – including a cover shot.
The shots are remarkably powerful, with Lohan managing to capture much of Taylor's beauty and vulnerability – traits she'll have to channel for the Lifetime film, too.
It has not been revealed who will star opposite Lohan as Richard Burton in Liz & Dick. Russell Crowe and Clive Owen are running neck and neck in a PEOPLE poll from earlier this week.
– Tim Nudd
Originally posted 04/24/2012 09:05AM
Goodbye, probation, and hello, small screen.
Lindsay Lohan appears to be putting her days of trouble behind her and getting back to work. The actress has signed on to play the legendary Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original movie Liz & Dick.
"I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor," Lohan, 25, said in a statement. "She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well. I am very honored to have been asked to play this role."
Originally posted 03/23/2012 08:00AM
It was not only her great beauty that made Elizabeth Taylor a star, it was how she lived her life and shared her good fortune with others. Because of her many gifts, her name will live on long after her death, which took place exactly a year ago, March 23.
To mark the anniversary, Life.com has assembled a special gallery of the legend who graced the weekly magazine's cover a record 14 times – starting on July 14, 1947, when Taylor was only 15 but already an MGM star for having created a sensation three years before, in National Velvet.
Originally posted 02/25/2012 09:30AM
She went on to be nominated four more times – but Audrey Hepburn's first Oscars was the night she brought home the gold.
The actress, nominated for her royal role in the 1953 romantic comedy Roman Holiday, was named Best Actress at the 1954 Academy Awards. Now, Life.com has a look back at that night and many other glamorous moments from Oscars' past in a new gallery.
"I want to say thank you to everybody who in these past months and years have helped, guided and given me so much," Hepburn said on stage that night while accepting her award. "I'm truly, truly grateful – and terribly happy."
Originally posted 01/17/2012 11:55AM
Elizabeth Taylor was the ultimate Hollywood starlet with a glittering on-screen presence and eyes of violet.
And with a Lifetime biopic in the works, that's a lot to live up to for a lucky leading lady. The It Girls possibly up for the role: Lindsay Lohan and, more recently, Megan Fox.
"I've been talking to Lindsay Lohan directly, and with her reps, and have been in conversations with other actresses, including Megan Fox," Larry Thompson, executive producer of Lifetime's Liz and Dick, tells E! News.
He added of Lohan and Fox, both 25: "It's a very serious selection. It's like casting for Hollywood royalty."
Originally posted 12/14/2011 06:15AM
All that glitters is gold – as Tuesday night's Manhattan auction of 80 gems from the estate of Elizabeth Taylor fetched nearly $116 million, a dazzling world record for a private jewelry collection.
"It's one of the most extraordinary auctions that Christie's has ever had and a testament to the affection for Elizabeth Taylor worldwide," said Marc Porter, chairman and president of Christie's Americas, reports the New York Post.
The highest price for a single item – $11.8 million – was set by the "La Peregrina," the 16th-century pearl on a necklace designed by Cartier, which husband Richard Burton gave Taylor in 1969. It carried a pre-auction estimate of between $2 million to $3 million, and when bidding passed the $10 million mark, the auction gallery burst into applause.
Originally posted 10/16/2011 08:55PM
Close friends and family of the late Elizabeth Taylor gathered Sunday afternoon to remember the beloved Hollywood legend during a private memorial on the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank, PEOPLE has learned.
With Taylor's good friend Colin Farrell hosting the 75-minute celebration in the lot's Steven J. Ross Theater, the tribute was attended by Taylor's children Michael and Christopher Wilding, Liza Tivey and Maria Burton, as well as close friends Michael Caine, stepdaughter Kate Burton and Sir Elton John, who sang a stirring rendition of "Blue Eyes" to close the program.
"To say that the world got smaller, emptier, darker and lonelier when we lost Elizabeth is an understatement," Sir Elton John told the 400 guests during his heartfelt remarks. "She was a true rock, a pioneer, a pathfinder, a trailblazer and a star who will always burn bright and always had time to laugh at herself."
Originally posted 06/29/2011 08:10AM
Elizabeth Taylor fans will soon get a closer look into the private life of the late Hollywood legend, as Christie's prepares a worldwide tour and auction of some of her most prized personal possessions.
The auction house is assembling a museum-quality collection of Taylor's jewelry, fashion, accessories, decorative arts and memorabilia, and will display it on a three-month international tour beginning in September.
The tour will culminate in New York in December with a 10-day exhibition taking up Christie's entire Rockefeller Center gallery, followed by four consecutive days of auctions from Dec. 13-16.
Originally posted 05/23/2011 02:30PM
The 1960s ranch-style house in Bel Air that Elizabeth Taylor called home for the past 30 years is on the market for $8.6 million, according to Mossler Properties, which is handling the estate of the screen legend.
Taylor, 79, died on March 23.
According to Mossler's description, the "fully gated and secured" 7,000-sq.-ft. hilltop residence sits on approximately 1.27 acres. Photos for the listing show a private driveway and a broad, bricked motor court, a pool, as well as lush landscaping.
Contained on the interior main floor are "a large, galley-style country kitchen, powder room, lower master suite, two family bedrooms with garden access, and maid's quarters."
Originally posted 05/21/2011 05:00PM
The last year has not been without challenges for Sarah Ferguson – but she says she's not dwelling on the past.
"I'm looking to the future," Ferguson told PEOPLE at amFAR's annual Cinema Against AIDS gala Thursday night at the Eden Roc Hotel on Cap d'Antibes. "I don't focus on the past because there's nothing I can do to change things. I have so much to be grateful for, especially my daughters."
The amFAR gala represented what may be the start of a comeback for the Duchess of York, 51, who also has a memoir coming out June 28 called Finding Sarah: A Duchess's Journey to Find Herself and a TV show on OWN called Finding Sarah.
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