Fashion Icon: Elizabeth Taylor

PROFILE

Born on 27.02.1932, Dame Elizabeth Taylor is one of the most recognised female actresses to this day

She started her acting career early, becoming a child star and quickly rose to fame with titles including Father of the Bride, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and, of course, Cleopatra

She married her co-star Richard Burton and went on to star in 11 films with him, winning an Academy Award for her role in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

She was one of the highest paid actresses of her generation and was ranked 7th on the American Film Institute’s greatest American Screen Legends List

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WHAT MAKES THEM A STYLE ICON?

Although born in England, Liz Taylor was every inch American from her love of the sun and a decent tan to dramatic looks and glamorous red carpet looks – old Hollywood style

She wore dresses of every colour – black, navy, greens, reds and coral

Her love of jewellery, and expensive pieces at that, created a stir all of their own

She maintained her luscious dark locks and dramatic eyebrows and favoured a dark kohl pencil and striking red lips to set off her infamous violet eyes

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SHOP ELIZABETH’S LOOK

1. ‘Arabella’ maxi dress by Coast – features strapless style Liz loved as well as a touch of elegant embellishment

2. Ivory faux fox fur wrap from Etsy – she was never without a fur shrug or wrap, especially on the red carpet

3. Metallic point court shoes by Dune – adding height and glitz to your evening look

4. Eyeliner and iconic red lipstick by MAC – to recreate those iconic features of Elizabeth’s

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