Renowned for her legendary beauty and startling violet eyes, Oscar-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor has mesmerized audiences as much with her private life, including her love affairs and eight divorces, as her dramatic performances on the silver screen. This 2-hour profile recalls all the highly publicized events of Liz's life, including her torrid relationship with Richard Burton, her extravagant tastes, battle with addiction, brain surgery, and long crusade to raise funds to fight AIDS.
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Elizabeth Taylor - Legacy (1:19)
Elizabeth Taylor - Giant (2:33)
A look back at the life and legacy of Elizabeth Taylor.
For her performance as Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Elizabeth Taylor took home as Oscar for Best Actress.
As Elizabeth Taylor's relationship with Richard Burton progressed, so did her excess spending and drinking that would become the couple's reputation.
Elizabeth Taylor starred alongside Rock Hudson and James Dean in one of her most unforgettable roles in George Steven’s epic film "Giant."
After the death of her third husband, Michael Todd, Elizabeth Taylor turned to his friend Eddie Fisher for support.
After Elizabeth Taylor’s close friend Rock Hudson was diagnosed with AIDS, she began a lifelong devotion to the fight against AIDS.