Elizabeth Taylor was a British-American star who began her acting career at a young age. Learn more about this glamorous actress on this edition of Fast Facts.
Dame Elizabeth Taylor started acting at the age of 10 when she made her debut screen appearance in There’s One Born Every Minute in 1942. In 1944, she was given a role in National Velvet which boosted her to stardom. From then on, she was given bigger roles to play. In the span of her career, she won 2 Academy Awards for Best Actress, and other notable recognitions from various entities. Learn more about her with some fast facts:
- Elizabeth Taylor was known for having violet eyes and 2 sets of eyelashes.
- She appeared on the cover of People magazine 14 times.
- Michael Jackson was one of Elizabeth Taylor’s closest friends.
- Elizabeth Taylor was married 8 times to 7 different men; she married Richard Burton twice.
- She had a Twitter account: @DameElizabeth.
- Elizabeth Taylor voiced Maggie Simpson in the episode “Lisa’s First Word”.
- She was known as the very first actress to earn a million dollars for a film role. She did this with her movie Cleopatra.
- Both Elizabeth Taylor’s parents were Americans, but she was born in England.
- She didn’t like to be called ‘Liz’.
- Elizabeth Taylor lived in a house that Frank Sinatra once owned.
Here are some photos of Elizabeth Taylor: