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She began her career as a child actress in the early s, and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the s. She continued her career successfully into the s, and remained a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. In , the American Film Institute named her the seventh- greatest female screen legend. Born in London to socially prominent American parents, Taylor moved with her family to Los Angeles in She made her acting debut in a minor role in the Universal Pictures film There's One Born Every Minute but the studio ended her contract after a year. She was then signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer , and became a popular teen star after appearing in National Velvet She transitioned to more mature roles in the s, when she starred in the comedy Father of the Bride and received critical acclaim for her performance in the drama A Place in the Sun
British-born actor Elizabeth Taylor swings her leg over a horse as she mounts it, Photo courtesy of Getty Images. British-born actress Elizabeth Taylor with a female friend or relative, circa
There's no one more synonymous with Old Hollywood glamour than Liz Taylor, but there's something special about seeing the icon when all the glitz and diamonds are stripped away. Here, a look back at some of the lesser-known, more candid shots of the actress throughout her life. With her first husband, hotel heir Conrad 'Nicky' Hilton Jr. Cuddling with her sons, Michael and Christopher Wilding, and her baby daughter, Liza, on March 1,