Elizabeth Taylor – Height, Weight, Age, Movies & Family – Biography

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor was born with the name Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor. She was born on 27th February 1932 in London, England. When Elizabeth was born, her parents resided in England; however, with the outbreak of World War II, the family moved to the United States and settled in Los Angles.

Elizabeth’s father was an art dealer, having contacts with the Hollywood elite. Her mother was a stage actress, which instilled her acting skills in Elizabeth. When Elizabeth’s father thought of sending their daughter into auditions, her mother was reluctant. However, her mother agreed when Elizabeth passed certain screen tests with no hurdles. Soon, she entered the film industry and, in no time, became its heartthrob.

Elizabeth has done some remarkable work in the industry. She has done just 50 films that alone helped her win many prestigious awards. Apart from her work in the industry, Elizabeth is also known for living a lavish ‘live life king size’ attitude, philanthropic work, eight marriages, and multiple illnesses.

She took her last breath on 23rd March 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Elizabeth is still remembered for her flawless beauty and for playing the role of versatile and strong-willed characters.

Elizabeth Taylor Childhood Accomplishments

Elizabeth made her first appearance on screen with her debut film, ‘There’s One Born Every Minute’ in 1942. She was only ten years old at that time. MGM Studios signed her to a contract in the following year and gave her a role in Lassie Come Home. Soon she started getting a lot of proposals. In 1944, she acted in National Velvet, which helped her reach stardom.

Elizabeth Taylor Awards and Achievements

Elizabeth Taylor Awards and Achievements
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  1. Academy Award for Butterfield 8 that came in 1960.Academy Award for ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’
  2. American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award in 1993.
  3. French Legion of Honour in 1987.
  4. Presidential Citizens Medal in recognition of her philanthropic work.
  5. AFI Life Achievement Award.
  6. Cecil B. DeMille Award
  7. Honorary award from the Screen Actors Guild
  8. Marian Anderson Award for her efforts on behalf of the AIDS community in 2000.
  9. She was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2000.

Best Known for

Best Known for
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Butterfield 8 and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf helped her win Academy Awards.

Philanthropic works regarding AIDS and the LGBTQ community

Elizabeth’s transition from child to adult roles in the films Life with Father and Father of the Bride gave her the ever-desired recognition in the industry. Some of her amazing work can be seen in films like An American Tragedy, The Last Time I Saw Paris, Giant, Raintree County, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Suddenly, Last Summer, and many more.

Elizabeth Taylor Body Measurements

Elizabeth Taylor Body Measurements
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Height5 ft 2 in / 157 cm
Weight126 lb / 57 kg
Breast Size35 in / 91 cm
Bra Size40 C (US) / 90 C (EU)
Cup SizeC (US)
Body Measurements35-20-35 inches or 91-53-91 cm
Chest Size35 in / 91 cm
Waist Size20 in / 53 cm
Hips Size35 in / 91 cm
Shoe Size10 (US)
Dress Size
Eyes ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlack
Natural breasts or implantsNatural

Interesting Facts about Elizabeth Taylor

Interesting Facts about Elizabeth Taylor
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  1. Elizabeth’s iconic Vanity Fair covers.
  2. A promotional photo of Elizabeth for Elephant Walk, when she was styled by Edith Head and photographed by Bud Fraker.
  3. A rare picture of Elizabeth when she celebrated her 60th birthday in Disneyland.
  4. A throwback picture in which Elizabeth wears the remarkable tiara to the premiere of Mike’s film Around the World in 80 Days.
  5. An old picture of Elizabeth, Rick Hilton, and Paris Hilton. Through her brief marriage to Nicky Hilton, Elizabeth was Paris’ Great Aunt.
  6. Elizabeth is wearing the precious Taj Mahal Diamond Necklace given to her by her husband, Richard Burton.
  7. An old video where Elizabeth can be seen standing with her then-husband, Mile Todd.

Elizabeth Taylor Most Favorite Things

Elizabeth Taylor Most Favorite Things
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PastimeCelebrity gossip, strolling in the garden
Favorite ActorsMarlon Brando, Warren Beatty
Favorite FoodsChasen’s Chili from Los Angeles, Caviar, Fried chicken and mashed potatoes
DesignersValentino, Gianni Versace, Halston
Alcoholic DrinkJack Daniel’s
FlowersGardenias, Lily of the Valley
QuoteYou might as well live by Dorothy Parker
TV ShowLaw & Order
Gay BarThe Abbey in Hollywood
PhotographA shot of her cutting Burton’s hair backstage during his Broadway run of Hamlet taken by Henry Grossman
ColorsLavender, Purple, White, Periwinkle Blue
Name For A ColorPuce
CocktailChocolate Martini (a mixture of Hershey’s syrup, vodka, and Kahlua)

Elizabeth Taylor Pre-relationships

Elizabeth Taylor Pre-relationships
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Elizabeth was popular not only for being a glamorous and versatile actress but also for her eight marriages. In 1950, she married Conrad N. Hilton Jr. and split after a year. In 1952, she tied the knot with British actor Michael Wilding with whom she had two sons.

She married the British actor Richard Burton twice. When the couple got married in 1963, it became a scandal, and they were denounced as immoral. The two divorced their respective partners and married again. Apart from him, Elizabeth also married film producer Michael Todd, U.S. Sen. John Warner, and singer Eddie Fisher.

Elizabeth Taylor Personal Info

Elizabeth Taylor Personal Info
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Full NameElizabeth Rosemond Taylor
NicknameLiz, La Liz, Kitten, Bessie Mae (given by Montgomery Clift), Violet Eyes (given by Richard Burton)
OccupationActress, Businesswoman, Humanitarian
ReligionJewish
Date of Birth27 February 1932
Date of Death23 March 2011
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Zodiac SignPisces
Father NameFrancis Lenn Taylor
Mother NameSara Sothern
Sibling NamesHoward Taylor (Older Brother)
SpouseConrad Hilton Jr. (m. 1950–1951), Michael Wilding (m. 1952–1957), Mike Todd (m. 1957; died 1958), Eddie Fisher (m. 1959–1964), Richard Burton (m. 1964–1974), (m. 1975–1976), John Warner (m. 1976–1982), Larry Fortensky (m. 1991–1996)
ChildrenLiza Todd, Maria Burton, Michael Wilding Jr., Christopher Edward Wilding

What is Elizabeth Taylor’s net worth?

It is estimated that Elizabeth Taylor’s net worth was $600 million at the time of her death.

What are her sources of income?

Elizabeth had taken retirement from films, but she was a successful businesswoman. She was a fashion icon and a great humanitarian. Her successful films, multiple endorsement deals, and business helped her accumulate a large fortune.

Is Elizabeth Taylor married? Who is her husband?

Elizabeth married eight times, among which she married Richard Burton twice. Her last marriage was with a political candidate, John Warner.

Does Elizabeth Taylor smoke?

Elizabeth Taylor smoke
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Elizabeth Taylor was a pack-a-day smoker. Even when she was recovering from pneumonia, she used to take a puff. It is said that Elizabeth used to smoke with a cigarette holder that she never used twice.

Does Elizabeth Taylor own any brand?

Elizabeth entered the business by launching her own signature fragrance line. Her products got massive success, and she soon became an internationally recognized and celebrated businesswoman.

Does Elizabeth Taylor have undergone any surgery?

Elizabeth underwent different surgeries due to her illnesses but never used cosmetic or plastic surgery.

Elizabeth Taylor Movies List

Elizabeth Taylor Movies List
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  • 1942 – There’s One Born Every Minute (aka Man or Mouse)
  • 1943 – Lassie Come Home, Jane Eyre
  • 1944 – The White Cliffs of Dover, National Velvet
  • 1946 – Courage of Lassie
  • 1947 – Life with Father, Cynthia (aka The Rich Full Life)
  • 1948 – A Date with Judy, Julia Misbehaves
  • 1949 – Little Women, Conspirator
  • 1950 – Father of the Bride, The Big Hangover
  • 1951 – Father’s Little Dividend, A Place in the Sun, Quo Vadis[citation needed], Callaway Went Thataway (aka The Star Said No)
  • 1952 – Love Is Better Than Ever, Ivanhoe
  • 1953 – The Girl Who Had Everything
  • 1954 – Rhapsody, Elephant Walk, Beau Brummell, The Last Time I Saw Paris
  • 1956 – Giant
  • 1957 – Raintree County
  • 1958 – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • 1959 – Suddenly, Last Summer
  • 1960 – Scent of Mystery (aka Holiday in Spain), BUtterfield 8
  • 1963 – Cleopatra, The V.I.P.s (aka Hotel International)
  • 1965 – The Sandpiper
  • 1966 – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • 1967 – The Taming of the Shrew, Reflections in a Golden Eye, Doctor Faustus, The Comedians
  • 1968 – Boom!, Secret Ceremony
  • 1969 – Anne of the Thousand Days
  • 1970 – The Only Game in Town
  • 1971 – Under Milk Wood
  • 1972 – X,Y, and Zee (aka Zee and Co.), Hammersmith Is Out
  • 1973 – Night Watch, Ash Wednesday
  • 1974 – Identikit (aka The Driver’s Seat), That’s Entertainment!
  • 1976 – The Blue Bird
  • 1977 – A Little Night Music
  • 1979 – Winter Kills
  • 1980 – The Mirror Crack’d
  • 1988 – Young Toscanini
  • 1994 – The Flintstones

Elizabeth Taylor TV Shows

Elizabeth Taylor TV Shows
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  • 1963 – Elizabeth Taylor in London
  • 1968 – Around the World of Mike Todd
  • 1973 – Divorce His, Divorce Hers
  • 1976 – Victory at Entebbe
  • 1978 – Hallmark Hall of Fame
  • 1981 – General Hospital
  • 1983 – Between Friends
  • 1984 – Hotel
  • 1985 – Malice in Wonderland, North and South
  • 1986 – There Must Be a Pony
  • 1987 – Poker Alice
  • 1989 – Sweet Bird of Youth
  • 1992 – Captain Planet and the Planeteers
  • 1992,1993 – The Simpsons
  • 1996 – Murphy Brown, The Nanny
  • 2001 – God, the Devil, and Bob, These Old Broads
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