As the world mourns the loss of Holly wood legend Elizabeth Taylor, we take a look back at how this “Golden Age” star became a legendary style icon. She taught the world that diamonds area girls best friend, there is never such thing as too much eyeliner and that almost anything goes well with a tiara.
Elizabeth Taylor: A look back
You can’t argue that Elizabeth Taylor lived life to the fullest. She was married 8 times, graced the cover of LIFE magazine 11 times, won two Acadmey Awards (and was nominated for another 3), and starred in more than 50 Hollywood films.
Through it all, there was one constant you could set your watch to: Elizabeth Taylor always looked totally glamorous. It was easy for her, one can imagine, being born with a face made for the big screen. With her bright violet-blue eyes, bold eyebrows and trademark beauty mark on her chin, she epitomized style and fashion her entire life.
Liz Taylor’s ’50s Glam
As one of the biggest stars ever during the “Golden Age” of Hollywood, Taylor played up this glamourous Hollywood lifestyle with her of massive collection of fur coats, tiaras, and of course, diamonds.
Taylor’s ’60s Chic
Inspired by her starring role in Cleopatra, Taylor made a serious statement when she started wearing dramatic eyeliner, turbans and capes… off screen too.
Elizabeth the ’70s showstopper
Still into fabulous jewelry and long drapy dresses, Taylor added funky headgear to her wardrobe collection in the ’70s. And, per usual, she looked incredibly gorgeous.
Taylor’s ’80s Diamonds
Forever a fan of diamonds (ex-hubby Richard Burton was said to have bestowed her with some serious bling in his day), Taylor was one of the first stars to have her own fragrance. Remember, diamonds are a girls best friend.
Elizabeth’s Jewelry of the decades
Even as Taylor’s health declined in recent years, she still dressed to the nines in bright colors and TONS of jaw-dropping jewelry. Taylor defined herself as one of the most influential style icons of the 20th century, and we have to agree.