The actress's acting comeback hasn't worked out all that well if the critics' responses are anything to go by
Life magazine photographer and Hollywood portraitist Bob Willoughby is widely believed to have invented the photojournalistic motion picture still.
Linda Christian was a minor film actress whose best role was arguably in Tarzan and the Mermaids (1947), but she found fame and notoriety through her marriage to superstar Tyrone Power and her string of highly publicised affairs.
A collection of passionate letters from a young Elizabeth Taylor to her first love are to be sold at auction.
It is a fortune that even Cleopatra might have blushed at. Elizabeth Taylor, who immortalised the amorous pharaoh in the lavish 1963 movie of the same name, died leaving behind enough money to buy a pyramid or three of her own with personal riches estimated at up to $1bn (£625m), it was claimed yesterday.
Elizabeth Taylor was buried alongside her last ever love letter from Richard Burton.
From her early days as a young actress at MGM to her zenith as Hollywood's biggest star, Elizabeth Taylor loved nothing more than to infuriate directors with her late arrival on set. So it was in death too.
Elizabeth Taylor's family mourned the screen legend in a brief private funeral service at a California cemetery famous for being the final resting place of Hollywood celebrities, including her good friend Michael Jackson.
Elizabeth Taylor lived her life with vigour: jewels, men, and legal action. Following her death on Wednesday, book projects have been brought forward to take advantage of a renewed interest in her career – and the opportunity to publish revelations without being sued.
Since the late 1960s the nebulous concept of stardom has been subjected to a systematic inflation of values. In a routine television series, for instance, the status of some obscurely minor supporting performer is frequently aggrandised into that of "guest star"; many of the freakish menagerie of hangers-on who peopled Andy Warhol's Factory-produced psychodramas complacently styled themselves "superstars"; and Barry Humphries' alter ego, the redoubtable Edna Everage, has risen almost imperceptibly from the humble rank of "housewife" to that of "megastar".
Elizabeth Taylor's acting career began when she was just 10.
Dame Elizabeth Taylor's condition is "improving".
Dame Elizabeth Taylor is set to stay in hospital for the next few days.
Somewhere in one of Elizabeth Taylor's novels, a character makes the cardinal error of alluding, casually, to Christmas in the middle of November. "Oh, don't," her friend responds with, Taylor says, "all the English dread Christmas".