IN MEMORIAM: Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

ELIZABETH TAYLOR 1932-2011

I loved Liz Taylor. Not because she was beautiful, not because she was a “tabloid temptress”, but because she was a damn fine actress. Since the day that she passed people seem to have forgotten that the reason she was in our lives in the first place was because she was an actress. She entertained us and made us feel something with every role she encapsulated. I just wanted to take a moment and remember some of her most memorable roles, not to mention some great sets she helped bring to life. She will be missed.


Jane Eyre (1943)

Elizabeth Taylor as Helen Burns

National Velvet (1944)

Elizabeth Taylor as Velvet Brown

Little Women (1949)

Elizabeth Taylor as Amy

Father of the Bride (1950)

Elizabeth Taylor as Katherine ‘Kay’ Banks

A Place in the Sun (1951)

Elizabeth Taylor as Angela Vickers

The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Elizabeth Taylor as Helen Ellsworth

Giant (1956)

Elizabeth Taylor as Leslie Benedict

Raintree County (1957)

Elizabeth Taylor as Susanna Drake

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie Pollitt

Suddenly Last Summer (1959)

Elizabeth Taylor as Catherine Holly

Cleopatra (1963)

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Elizabeth Taylor as Martha

The Taming of the Shrew (1967)

Elizabeth Taylor as Katharina

Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)

Elizabeth Taylor as Leonora Penderton


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What is your favourite Liz Taylor movie? The above two trailers are my favourites.

Rose Lagace | @artdepartmental

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Rose Lagacé is a production designer for film & television by day and an emerging filmmaker by night. Rose is also the creator and editor of Art Departmental where she celebrates the art and craft of production design.

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  2. Thank you for the memories. I also am a big Taylor fan, not only for her movies but for her spirit.

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