Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

Remembering Hollywood's Queen, Elizabeth Taylor

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


After Todd's death, a reluctant Taylor continued filming the 1958 screen adaptation of the Tennessee Williams stage classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Playing southern siren Maggie the Cat, the actress sizzled in her signature role as a love-starved wife opposite Paul Newman – and earned an Oscar nomination. "I'm proud of my performance, and I feel it helped me to recover gradually from Mike's death instead of drowning in my sorrow," she wrote about the film.