Category: Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, 1957 – Ph. Edward Quinn


Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher on their wedding day in Las Vegas on May 12, 1959.

Photos by Bob Willoughby

Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Douglas Kirkland, 1961.

Her tracheotomy scar from an emergency procedure due to pneumonia that left her unable to breathe during the filming of Cleopatra in Rome is clearly visible. 

Douglas Kirkland: “This is the image which started my career photographing celebrities. I was a young photographer at Look magazine and I was sent to Las Vegas to sit on an interview Elizabeth was giving to a journalist. She has said yes to the interview but no picture. She has not been seen for a while and had has a tracheotomy as result of being ill during the first attempt to shoot Cleopatra. After the interview I went up to her and held her hand and said:,‘it is wonderful to meet you. My name is Douglas Kirkland, I am new with this magazine, can you imagine what it would mean to me if you let me photograph you’ I did not let go of her hand, she wore jungle gardenia perfume which I could smell later on, she thought for a while and said “Come back tomorrow at 8pm.’” 


Elizabeth Taylor at home with her son Michael Wilding Jr. in September 1953.

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, The Kiss, Ischia, Italy, 1962 Ph. Bert Stern

Elizabeth Taylor, circa 1950s – Ph. Hulton 

Elizabeth Taylor, on the Set of “Giant”, 1955 ph. Frank Worth

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Ischia, Italy, 1962 Ph. Bert Stern

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, 1962 Ph. Bert Stern

Elizabeth Taylor, Elstree Studios, England, 1963 Ph. David Steen