Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

Remembering Hollywood's Queen, Elizabeth Taylor

The beautiful and tumultuous life of a grand dame who became movie-made royalty


In 1992, a slimmed-down and radiant Taylor received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy Awards. The actress had a long history with Oscar: In addition to several nominations, she won her first golden statue for her role as a promiscuous model in 1960's BUtterfield 8 – despite having herself criticized the quality of the movie. Her second, in 1966, was for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which costarred Richard Burton.