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Check Out Never-Before-Seen Photos of Liz Taylor & Richard Burton in Cleopatra

Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton: Cleopatra Turns 50 Today!

Originally posted 06/12/2013 06:45AM

Still the most notorious movie of all time – for its record-setting cost overruns, for the scandalous extramarital affair of its two stars, and for how its out-of-control production brought down the entire administration of 20th Century-Fox – Cleopatra, with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, marks the 50th anniversary of its world premiere on June 12.

In tribute to the landmark, and Life magazine's lively coverage of the epic as the drama unfolded behind the scenes in Rome half a century ago, Life.com has assembled an eye-catching photo spread of several rare and even never-before-seen Cleopatra photographs by Paul Schutzer.

Titled Liz Taylor and Richard Burton on the Set of 'Cleopatra': Rare and Classic Photos, the layout shows the two stars at play not only with each other, but with their children during the making of what remains one of the great lavish spectacles the screen has ever seen.

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Cleopatra Faceoff: Is Britney Spears the Hottest Queen of the Nile? | Britney Spears, Elizabeth Taylor, Lindsay Lohan

Britney Spears Poses as Cleopatra for New Ad Shoot

Originally posted 08/10/2012 11:15AM

When it comes to walking like an Egyptian, Britney Spears has some big – and stylish – shoes to fill.

The pop star, 30, followed in the footsteps of the late Elizabeth Taylor and, more recently, Lindsay Lohan for a photo shoot touting Fantasy Twist, her new Elizabeth Arden fragrance that arrives in stores Sept. 1.

"Channeling my inner Cleopatra today," she Tweeted Thursday, as she took a break from the X Factor taping to slip into her Queen of the Nile attire.

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Does Lindsay Lohan Make a Decent Cleopatra? | Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan Dresses Like Cleopatra for Elizabeth Taylor Biopic

Originally posted 07/03/2012 10:05AM

Glimpses onto the set of Lifetime's Liz & Dick biopic have shown Lindsay Lohan channeling Elizabeth Taylor's beauty, glamour and grace with the success of a Hollywood veteran.

And as filming for the movie wraps up, Lohan slips into one of Taylor's most iconic roles – as Cleopatra from the 1963 film.

In a photo snapped between takes Monday, seemingly on a cigarette break, Lohan passes for the Queen of the Nile in a choppy black wig and gold heels (shoes that Angelina Jolie was once rumored to fill in a film about Cleopatra based on a recent biography).

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