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Elizabeth Taylor's Family Shares Never-Before-Seen Photos of Star | Liz Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor's Family Shares Never-Before-Seen Photos of Star

Originally posted 11/25/2013 05:30PM

From the set of Cleopatra to the Cannes International Film Festival to Mexico to Switzerland, Elizabeth Taylor's children saw plenty of the world.

Growing up the son of a screen legend "was great, kind of circus-like," says Christopher Wilding. "The big tent folds and moves to the next city."

And wherever they called home, the 58-year-old adds, Taylor "took great pains to create a stable family life" for the four children she adored.

In this week's issue of PEOPLE, Taylor's family shares intimate memories and rare pictures of their mother for the first time in honor of her AIDS activism, leading up to World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. Never-before-seen photographs taken by her close friend (and Lassie Come Home costar) Roddy McDowall show Taylor as you’ve never seen her, at ease and unposed. "He was the only one who could get really genuinely relaxed pictures of my mother," says Christopher. 

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Snooki Previews a 'Huge Twist' on DWTS

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Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi's DWTS Blog: There's a Huge Twist Coming

Originally posted 10/21/2013 01:50PM

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is a mom, author, entrepreneur and star of MTV's Jersey Shore and Snooki & JWoww. She's blogging for PEOPLE.com as she competes on season 17 of Dancing with the Stars with new pro Sasha Farber.

Hello, dancers!

This week Sasha and I are dancing the fox trot to "Buttercup."

It's such a sweet elegant dance, and Sasha did an amazing job with choreography which you guys will see this Monday night on Dancing with the Stars.

This week was so much fun rehearsing because at this point I feel like Sasha and I are old friends. Even though we take this competition seriously and want to do the best we can, we always remember to have fun and enjoy this awesome experience.

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Helena Bonham Carter Wasn't Interested in Jewels Until Playing Elizabeth Taylor | Helena Bonham Carter

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UpdatePosted 10/16/2013 05:45PM

Helena Bonham Carter Wasn't Interested in Jewels Until Playing Elizabeth Taylor

Originally posted 10/16/2013 11:00AM

Playing Elizabeth Taylor had its sparkling perks for Helena Bonham Carter, who stars as the diamond-loving film icon in Burton and Taylor.

And they came from real-life partner Tim Burton.

"I had my birthday during [filming] so I cost him a lot of money," Bonham Carter said at a recent roundtable event with reporters. "It's funny how things educate you. I'm not really that interested in jewels. But I got a few jewels off ... [my] Elizabeth Taylor phase."

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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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Do You Recognize Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor? | Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter to Play Elizabeth Taylor in Burton and Taylor

Originally posted 06/05/2013 02:15PM

Can't believe your eyes? That's really Helena Bonham Carter.

The latest actress to portray Elizabeth Taylor, Bonham Carter will play the iconic actress opposite Dominic West (as Richard Burton) in BBC America's upcoming made-for-TV movie, Burton and Taylor.

As the violet-eyed beauty, Bonham Carter, 47, shows off a glamorous side most viewers aren't used to seeing from the star known for gritty roles in Fight Club, the Harry Potter series, Les Misérables and more.

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Jessica Chastain: Wearing Elizabeth Taylor's Jewels Was 'A Little Scary!' | Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain: Wearing Elizabeth Taylor's Jewels Was 'A Little Scary!'

Originally posted 05/23/2013 06:30AM

The star dishes on donning the mega-watt sapphires and emeralds once owned by the screen legend

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Jessica Chastain Wears Elizabeth Taylor's Jewels to Cannes Cleopatra Screening

Jessica Chastain Wears Elizabeth Taylor's Jewels to Cannes Cleopatra Screening

Originally posted 05/22/2013 07:15AM

The star wears a 65-carat sapphire stunner at the 50th anniversary screening of the notorious film

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Can You Guess Which Star Was First To Wear Elizabeth Taylor's $6 Million Emerald Necklace?

Can You Guess Which Star Was First To Wear Elizabeth Taylor's $6 Million Emerald Necklace?

Originally posted 02/20/2013 05:00PM

And did she do justice to Taylor's stunning sparkler?

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You're Welcome: Danielle Fishel As Lindsay Lohan Playing Elizabeth Taylor (VIDEO) | Danielle Fishel, Lindsay Lohan

Danielle Fishel Plays Lindsay Lohan Playing Elizabeth Taylor in Spoof

Originally posted 11/30/2012 04:20PM

Former child star worlds collided Thursday night on The Soup with hysterical results.

And while Lindsay Lohan didn't get rave reviews for playing Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's Liz & Dick, Danielle Fishel as Lohan as Taylor is a different story!

The upcoming Girl Meets World star, 31, in a tight-fitting, cleavage-baring black dress, filmed the skit for E!, telling viewers she "wanted to give you guys a little behind the scenes" of her process pretending to be the 26-year-old star, most famous this week for her bar fight in N.Y.C.

Going into a fictitious drunken tirade, Fishel sobs, screams, laughs and throws empty bottles in-between boozy sips.

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Lindsay's Liz Taylor Turn Lights Up Twitter (Just Not in a Good Way!)

Lindsay Lohan's Liz & Dick Performance Gets Panned on Social Media

Originally posted 11/26/2012 10:05AM

On Sunday night, the nation witnessed Lindsay Lohan in one of her most anticipated roles to date – playing Elizabeth Taylor.

Opposite Grant Bowler as Richard Burton, Lohan tackles one of Hollywood's most engaging – albeit tumultuous – relationships.

While early reviews called the troubled 26-year-old "completely miscast" as Taylor, viewers still tuned in to see if Lohan would be able to capture the charisma of the violet-eyed beauty.

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