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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.
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.
Originally posted 05/23/2013 06:30AM
The star dishes on donning the mega-watt sapphires and emeralds once owned by the screen legend
Originally posted 05/22/2013 07:15AM
The star wears a 65-carat sapphire stunner at the 50th anniversary screening of the notorious film
Originally posted 02/20/2013 05:00PM
And did she do justice to Taylor's stunning sparkler?
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.
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.
Originally posted 11/25/2012 09:20AM
Originally posted 11/23/2012 09:00AM
The collector's item comes complete with a red ribbon to commemorate the late actress's work with HIV/AIDS charities
Originally posted 10/25/2012 12:30PM
Exclusive excerpt from this week's PEOPLE Magazine:
Their union was born of scandalous infidelity on the 1962 set of Cleopatra – even the Pope condemned their "erotic vagrancy." Over the next 14 years Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton courted, married, divorced, rewed, and split again. They made 11 films together, but it was their off-screen pyrotechnics that made them the talk – and favorite tabloid fodder – of Hollywood. Gossip had it that they were much like the drunken, cheating couple in their screen triumph Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? But in his diaries, Burton maintains they were faithful and, despite the rows, very much in love. A natural storyteller who didn’t care much for getting dates or punctuation exactly right, he offers a heartfelt inside view of the glamour and tumult that was Liz and Dick.
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