Elizabeth was a legendary actress who was active in her career for over six decades. She has won many awards and was named as the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Some of her popular film roles include, ‘The Last Time I Saw Paris’, ‘Giant’, ‘Raintree Comedy’, ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’, ‘BUtterflied 8’, and ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Elizabeth Taylor in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born in February 1932 in London, England. She was the daughter of Sara Sothern and Francis Lenn Taylor. Her mother was a stage actress and her father was an art dealer. She had British-American citizenship. She had a very privileged life and both her parents were American.
In 1939, she returned to the USA and got enrolled in the Hawthorne School in Beverly Hills. She was very much active in philanthropy and has a lot in HIV/AIDS activism. She went on to win many awards for her humanitarian efforts. Taylor had scoliosis and has suffered from many health ailments. She also had heart and back problems and suffered from alcoholism. The actress died on 23 March 2011. She was 79 at the time of her death.
From 1950 to 1951, Elizabeth Taylor was married to Conrad Hilton Jr. After the short-lived marriage, she was married to Michael Wilding from 1952 to 1957. The couple was the parents of Christopher Edward and Michael Wilding Jr. She then got married to Mike Todd for a year. From 1959 to 1964, the actress was married to Eddie Fisher. Her fifth husband was Richard Burton, with whom she married twice. They have a daughter named Liza Todd. She got married for the sixth time to John Warner. From 1991 to 1996, Taylor was married to Larry Fortensky.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1942, Elizabeth Taylor was seen in the film, ‘There’s One Born Every Minute’. Her movie roles for the 1940s include, ‘Lassie Come Home’, ‘National Velvet’, ‘Courage of Lassie’, ‘A Date with Judy’, ‘Little Women’, and ‘Conspirator’. Throughout the ‘50s, the actress was seen in movies like ‘Ivanhoe’, ‘Love Is Better Than Ever’, ‘Rhapsody’, ‘The Last Time I Saw Paris’, and ‘Elephant Walk’.
In 1956, Taylor acted in ‘Giant’, which made her won the Golden Globe Award. The following year, she was seen in ‘Raintree County’, which made her receive her first Oscar nomination. Her second Oscar nomination came the very next year when she acted in ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’. In 1960, she was seen in ‘BUtterfield 8’. This role made her win her first Academy Award.
She won her second Academy Award for the film ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’. In the 1970s, she was seen in films like ‘Ash Wednesday’, ‘The Blue Bird’, and ‘A Little Night Music’. Her other movie roles include, ‘Between Friends’, ‘The Flintstones’, and ‘These Old Broads’. She retired from acting in 2001.
Net Worth & Earnings
Imagine the net worth of an actress who appeared in many successful movies during her time? At the time of her death, her net worth was an estimated $650 million. She has also appeared in many television series and was the producer of a film. She was the founder of the jewelry company called ‘House of Taylor’. She also had an estate worth millions of dollars. She has also launched many perfumes like ‘Diamonds and Rubies’, ‘White Diamonds’, and ‘Passion’. She was the first actress to receive a fee of $1 million.
A very successful actress, Elizabeth Taylor has left a legacy behind her movie lovers. In her honor, a street has been named in Iowa. She has been inducted into the California Hall of Fame. We still watch her films and continue to remember the legendary actress.