Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

Elizabeth Taylor's Fabulous Fashions & Jewels

From the sublime to the jaw-dropping – that 69-carat diamond! – the Oscar winner never met a gorgeous dress, a pair of hot pants or a big stone that she didn't like


Known for her violet eyes, raven locks and wasp waist, Elizabeth Taylor made a splash early in Hollywood as a strong beauty who favored feminine dresses. A year before her iconic role in Father of the Bride, the 17-year-old presented the 1949 Academy Award for Best Costume in an antebellum-style tiered gown.