In 1986, Vincent Camby wrote the following about Elizabeth Taylor: “More than anyone else I can think of, Elizabeth Taylor represents the complete movie phenomenon — what movies are as an art and an industry and what they have meant to those of us who have grown up watching them in the dark.”
Elizabeth Taylor was indeed, quite the phenomenon. She possessed such poise and elegance, while also having a fiery passion and an incredibly wide range as an actress. Although she had little professional training, she was in the movies her whole life. At 11 years old, she was starring alongside Mickey Rooney in the classic film "National Velvet." She went on to explore more than 50 unique roles in her cinematic career. She is notably remembered for her performances as Maggie the Cat in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", Gloria in "Butterfield 8", Martha of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", and of course her portrayal of Cleopatra.