Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson on the Set of Giant, 1955
In the week that Dame Elizabeth Taylor would have turned 80, let’s look back and try to imagine what she was thinking in assessing the on-set lunch fare presented before her. Is she asking herself if the food was prepared “no earlier than 15-20 minutes prior to… arrival to ensure FRESHNESS” as Beyonce‘s rider demands? Is she about to request a side of fire-hot crunchy Cheetos brand Cheese Doodles (Rihanna)? Are there really “no distinct smells anywhere near the Artist” (Pavarotti) or is that a whiff of something coming from the Reata Ranch nearby? Surely the red wine cannot possibly be Kendall Jackson (Cher). Oh, and do they have any jars of sweet pickle relish (Ashlee Simpson)? Perhaps a small selection of fresh fruit but “NO CITRUS FRUIT” (Adele)? Is the cayenne pepper organic (M.I.A.)? Will she be able to clean up with Huggies Baby Nature Care wipes (Katy Perry) once she’s done? Or maybe she just wants the vegetable noodle soup instead of the beef and barley?