Style Icons: Female »Elizabeth Taylor

elizabeth taylorDespite her current feelings on matrimony, Elizabeth Taylor built a career playing romantic leads, made headlines with her romantic life and defined a kind of champagne and caviar 80s romance with those White Diamonds commercials that seemed have to run for decades, I guess they still bring her luck.

But that wasn't totally true, was it Elizabeth? The silver screen goddess with violet eyes once called, “a secret wrapped in an enigma inside a mystery” was married and divorced eight times and two of those were to Richard Burton, to whom that quote can be attributed.

While her main job these days is simply to remind us of golden ages past, her work is truly inspiring and exciting. My personal favorites are A Place in the Sun, where her dreamy frothy ball gowns inspire murder; her sultry and sad turn as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; her fiery divaesque hysterics in The Taming of the Shrew; but I most love her razor edged, forceful but vulnerable Oscar winning performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (the play I wrote a high school senior paper on).

And Jim also has a pretty major crush on the Liz of the late 60s.

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Posted on February 9, 2009

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