A child prodigy, an Academy award winner and a style diva, Elizabeth Taylor passed away on Wednesday at 79. Here's remembering the life and times of ...
Elizabeth Taylor was married eight times to seven husbands. (Getty Images)
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born in Hampstead and was the second child of Francis Lenn Taylor and Sara Viola Warmbrodt, who were Americans residing in ...
Elizabeth Taylor died peacefully on Wednesday in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
In her later years as her health failed she retired from the public gaze, although she notably attended the 2009 funeral of her long-time friend ...
Elizabeth Taylor debuted in 1942 in There's One Born Every Minute and by 1944 had become a child star with National Velvet, the story of ...
Her second Academy Award, also for Best Actress in a Leading Role, was for her performance as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), ...
Over a five-decade career she won two Academy Awards for best actress, including in the 1966 classic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? one of many ...
She married for the first time in 1950, aged 18, to playboy hotel chain heir Nicky Hilton. The marriage lasted 203 days. (Getty images)
By 1952 she had tied the knot with British matinee idol Michael Wilding, 19 years her senior. They had two children, Michael Jr. and Christopher. ...
Elizabeth Taylor surpassed Michael Jackson as the highest-earning dead celebrity in the past year, with her estate pulling in 210 million dollars, much of it from the auction of her jewels, costumes and artwork, Forbes said on Wednesday.
Jackson, who died in 2009, dropped into second place with earnings of 145 million, followed by Elvis Presley with 55 million dollars.
Elizabeth’s most expensive item to go under the hammer was an 1889 Van Gogh painting which sold for 16 million dollars, while her perfume, White Diamonds, made around 75 million dollars in 2011.
According to the publication, Elizabeth’s estate also made money from property sales and from her films as after starring in 1963 drama ‘Cleopatra’, the actress - who died in March 2011 aged 79 - negotiated a 10 per cent ownership stake in each of her movies.
Full list of Forbes magazine’s Top-Earning Dead Celebrities:
1. Dame Elizabeth Taylor (210 million dollars)
2. Michael Jackson (140 million dollars)
3. Elvis Presley (55 million dollars)
4. Charles Schulz (37 million dollars)
5. Bob Marley (17 million dollars)
6. John Lennon (12 million dollars)
7. Marilyn Monroe (10 million dollars)
7. Albert Einstein (10 million dollars)
9. Dr. Seuss (9 million dollars)
10. Steve McQueen (8 million dollars)
10. Bettie Page (8 million dollars)
12. Richard Rogers (6 million dollars)
13. George Harrison (5.5 million dollars)