Actress Elizabeth Taylor It is no coincidence that she is called the "Queen of Hollywood": in her entire film career, she starred in 69 films, twice became the owner of the prestigious Oscar, was the first actress whose filming fee amounted to a million dollars. She was a record holder not only in the profession: Liz got married 8 times, and twice - for the same man.
Whatever statuses Elizabeth Taylor received: Queen of Hollywood, national treasure, trendsetter, etc. She played her first role at the age of 10, at the age of 12 she already became a star, and at 30 she received the largest fee in the history of the film industry. … At the same time, Taylor did not have a professional acting education.
The most famous were her roles in the films "A Place in the Sun", "Giant", "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", "Rhapsody", "Cleopatra". For the shooting in the last film, Elizabeth Taylor received an unheard-of fee at that time - $ 1 million. This historical drama became fateful for her not only professionally: on the set, she met Richard Burton, an actor who played one of the most important roles in her life.
At that time, they were both married, but their romance developed very rapidly. For 10 years spent together, there were expensive gifts, and fights, and suicide attempts, and parting. Liz married Richard Burton twice - he became the fifth and then the sixth husband of the actress.
When the film came out, viewers were much more interested in the actors' love relationship than in the historical characters they played. The film "Cleopatra" became one of the most expensive in the history of cinema, won 4 "Oscars", but never paid off. And Elizabeth Taylor received her statuettes for other films: roles in Butterfield 8 and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Became Oscar-winning.
Elizabeth Taylor believed that "divorce is a disease that can be cured by marriage," and has repeatedly put this principle into practice. Her shortest marriage lasted only 9 months: at the age of 18, she married Conrad Hilton, a reveler, alcoholic and drug addict who, moreover, opened his arms. After he hit his pregnant wife, she filed for divorce.
One of her husbands was 24 years older than her, and her last husband was 20 years younger. Elizabeth Taylor met the builder Larry Fortensky during treatment for alcohol addiction in one of the clinics - they were both undergoing rehabilitation. The marriage lasted 5 years, after which the actress decided that it was time to end the marriages.
The longest love in her life was diamonds: she collected her collection from her youth and later even wrote the book "My Affair with Jewelry". One of the most valuable pieces of her collection was the "Wandering Pearl" La Peregrina - the largest and most expensive in the world. According to legend, she was caught by a black slave in the 16th century, and for this find he was granted freedom. The rare pearl belonged to Mary Tudor and other dignitaries, and Richard Burton gave it to Elizabeth Taylor.
She was imitated in everything - after the release of the film "Cleopatra" women did the same makeup, and when they saw 25 photos of a variety of swimwear, in which Elizabeth Taylor sported, bought themselves the same.