Elizabeth Taylor’s fashion through the years

From her elaborate costumes in Cleopatra to her dramatic gowns off-screen, Elizabeth Taylor will be forever remembered as a fashion icon. The violet-eyed movie star died on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at age 79. Here, we pay tribute to the always sultry beauty and the magnificent fashions she wore over the years.

Elizabeth Taylor - A Place in the Sun

Elizabeth Taylor showed off her fabulous figure in the dress (created by legendary costume designer Edith Head) that she wore in A Place in the Sun (1951).

Elizabeth Taylor - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

How could Paul Newman turn away from Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)?

Elizabeth Taylor - Butterfield 8

It was just a white slip, but it was so much more when Elizabeth Taylor wore it in Butterfield 8 (1960).

Elizabeth Taylor - Cleopatra

In Cleopatra (1963), Elizabeth Taylor filled the starring role in grand fashion with her gorgeous costumes and stunning beauty.

Onscreen and off, the raven-haired Taylor exuded sex appeal and extravagance in everything she wore.

Read on to see more pictures of Elizabeth Taylor’s fashions over the years >>