Ten fun facts about Elizabeth Taylor


Fact 1
In 1960 during the filming of “Butterfield 8”, she was pronounced dead due to a rare pneumonia strain. Obviously, she survived.

Fact 2
Taylor was the first actress to earn $1,000,000 for any movie role, in the 1963 film, Cleopatra.

Fact 3
The budget for Elizabeth costumes in “Cleopatra” was the highest ever for any single screen actor and stood at a whopping $194,800.


Fact 4
Elizabeth had a definite attraction for expensive gems. She owned the magnificent 33-carat “Krupp Diamond” and the famous 69-carat “Burton-Taylor Diamond” including various other jewels.

Fact 5
In194, she hurt her back when she fell off a horse in the course of the “National Velvet” filming. Post that incident, she broke her back a record 5 times.

Fact 6
The premiere of her 1950 film “Father of the Bride” took place 2 days post her real-life wedding to Conrad Hilton Jr. The publicity for the film did wonders for its success. The marriage itself lasted as long as the 3- month long honeymoon did.

Fact 7
Maggie Simpson’s first word, “Daddy!” on “The Simpsons”, was spoken by Elizabeth Taylor.

Fact 8
The 1963 Andy Warhol portrait of Elizabeth, was sold for a record $ 23.7 million. An anonymous bidder bought it at the Christie’s auction in New York.

Fact 9
She had always been inclined to Judaism and finally converted to it in 1959.

Fact 10
She disliked being called Liz because she felt that it sounded like “hiss”.


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