Elizabeth Taylor, aged 60, with Prince Felipe of Spain in 1992.
Elizabeth Taylor was the biggest star of the LIFE era. She appeared on the magazine’s cover a record 14 times, starting when she was just 15 years old, and over the following decades many of LIFE’s finest photographers — Paul Schutzer, Peter Stackpole, Allan Grant and George Silk among them — captured the quintessential movie star in love, at work and basking (with consummate grace) in the kind of international fame, comprised of equal parts respect and adulation, that most entertainers today can only dream about…(source: life.time.com)
Elizabeth Taylor, aged 60, on the cover of Vanity Fair from November 1992: “It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance. ”
Elizabeth Taylor on the set of “The Sandpiper”
"A Little Night Music", New World Pictures; Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Rigg, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down; Directed by Harold Prince; Released: December 1977.
The production for “Cleopatra” first began at London’s Pinewood Studios in September 1960. Elizabeth Taylor fell ill and only after nearly 3 months she was well enough to shoot the costume tests! In March 1961 Taylor suffered a tracheotomy and the American newspapers reported that Taylor was dead! She survived and flew to Los Angeles to get her Oscar…In September 1961 the sets were dismantled and rebuilt at Rome’s Cinecittà Studios. But that’s another story…
On the set of “A Place In the Sun”: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift and director George Stevens
"Hammersmith Is Out", J. Cornelius Crean Films Inc.; Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Beau Bridges; Directed by Peter Ustinov; Released: May 1972.
Sweet Bird of Youth, NBC; Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Mark Harmon, Rip Torn; Directed by Nicolas Roeg; Released: October 1989; from Tennessee Williams’ play.