Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

Remembering Hollywood's Queen, Elizabeth Taylor

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


Taylor appeared in her first movie, the 1942 comedy There's One Born Every Minute, when she was 9 years old. MGM noticed her potential – and remarkable violet-colored eyes – and signed her for 1943's Lassie Come Home. The following year, she made her star-making turn in National Velvet (pictured), playing the determined Velvet Brown, who takes her horse all the way to the Grand National.