Hair of ebony, eyes of violet, and stunning today as she was as a child, Elizabeth Taylor was in her prime in the 1950’s. Young and vibrant, and full of life, she was a true Star. 6 Academy Award nominations with two wins, Elizabeth not only starred with some of the most handsome men in Hollywood, she befriended them and married others. Lifelong friends with Rock Hudson, Roddy McDowell, Montgomery Clift and even in his short life, James Dean, Elizabeth reigned in the 50’s as the star everyone wanted to be like and everyone wanted to be with.
Her roles in the 50’s included Southern Belle, Susanna Drake in Raintree County; Maggie the Cat in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; the insane Catherine Holly in Suddenly Last Summer; the rich easterner turned cattle heiress as Leslie Benedict in Giant; and as the prostitute, Gloria Wondrous, in 1960’s Butterfield8. Her versatility and engaging good looks made her one of the hottest stars that ever hit Hollywood.