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When did Elizabeth Taylor look her absolute best?

When would you say?

by Anonymousreply 163July 21, 2021 6:42 PM


by Anonymousreply 1February 4, 2021 2:19 AM

Suddenly Last Summer

by Anonymousreply 2February 4, 2021 2:19 AM

Any time after March 23, 2011.

by Anonymousreply 3February 4, 2021 2:22 AM

My God, she's been dead 10 years next month ?

by Anonymousreply 4February 4, 2021 2:25 AM


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by Anonymousreply 5February 4, 2021 2:25 AM

A Place in the Sun

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by Anonymousreply 6February 4, 2021 2:26 AM

Another photo of Liz as Rebecca of York in Ivanhoe

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by Anonymousreply 7February 4, 2021 2:26 AM

I like her looks and styling in Butterfield 8 (1960). Also Cat on Hot Tin Roof (1958)

by Anonymousreply 8February 4, 2021 2:27 AM

I like this hard glamor

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by Anonymousreply 9February 4, 2021 2:28 AM

Reflections in a Golden Eye

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by Anonymousreply 11February 4, 2021 2:30 AM

Giant, once she was in Texas

by Anonymousreply 12February 4, 2021 2:30 AM

When didn’t she? Quit judging women by what they look like. In fact, quit judging other people, period.

by Anonymousreply 13February 4, 2021 2:30 AM

The 1950s were a low point in terms of style and clothing, she seemed to look much older than she actually was. Seeing her on 'What's My Line' you wouldn't believe her to be a 22 year old woman.

by Anonymousreply 14February 4, 2021 2:31 AM

National Velvet

by Anonymousreply 15February 4, 2021 2:31 AM

She looked smashing up until the Early 1960s. Lost her looks (IMO) sometime in the mid-60s, becoming blowsy & hard-looking. She had a rebound (looks-wise) sometime in the 1980s and still was gorgeous up until the time of her last marriage in he Early 90s. (see clip)

And for all of her drinking, smoking, drugging and carrying on, she was still attractive an attractive woman during her last few decades as a senior citizen.

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by Anonymousreply 16February 4, 2021 2:31 AM


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by Anonymousreply 17February 4, 2021 2:32 AM

When she had cameos on The Nanny and other CBS sitcoms, all on the same night circa 1995. Remember that?

by Anonymousreply 18February 4, 2021 2:34 AM


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by Anonymousreply 19February 4, 2021 2:35 AM

R14, stop it. While I agree that 1950s Fashions could age a woman horribly, Liz looked absolutely STUNNING throughout that decade! The drinking and partying didn't catch up with her until the mid 60s.

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by Anonymousreply 20February 4, 2021 2:36 AM

R14, what about the 50s style aged her?

by Anonymousreply 21February 4, 2021 2:41 AM

[quote] In fact, quit judging other people, period.

Boy, did YOU ever wind up on the wrong webforum, Wendy Woke!

by Anonymousreply 22February 4, 2021 2:43 AM

When she delivered her curse upon Luke and Laura!

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by Anonymousreply 23February 4, 2021 2:46 AM


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by Anonymousreply 24February 4, 2021 2:51 AM

R21, I think it was the grandma perm, the harsh technicolor make up and the conservative dresses that looked more appropriate for an older woman than a 20-something year old. The fashions from that time period weren't all that great as some like to make it out to be.

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by Anonymousreply 26February 4, 2021 2:53 AM

Standing next to a horse.

by Anonymousreply 27February 4, 2021 2:53 AM

People in general dressed more conservatively then...both men and women.

by Anonymousreply 28February 4, 2021 2:54 AM

Big hair

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by Anonymousreply 29February 4, 2021 2:55 AM

The Flintstones

by Anonymousreply 30February 4, 2021 3:02 AM

Elizabeth was at her most breathtaking in the years from when she married Mike Todd and the cheating with Richard Burton in Italy during Cleopatra, and that whole period with Burton. Now, IMO she never looked bad...even when she looked bad. Even when she was a fat Virginia housewife to Jack Warner. Best picture of Fat Elizabeth I ever saw was in some biography someone wrote. Lee Israel or Kitty Kelly? Who knows. There was a photo of her stuffing food into her mouth, her gut distended, fat and big hair, and the caption read, "All our lives women wanted to look like Elizabeth Taylor, and now, God help us, we do!"

by Anonymousreply 31February 4, 2021 3:05 AM

R25, her hair wasn't always short in the 50s

by Anonymousreply 32February 4, 2021 3:13 AM

I just remember seeing "A Place in the Sun" at a revival house and the spectacular large screen vision of those two beautiful people up on screen gave me the vapors.

Now thems was Movie Stars.

by Anonymousreply 33February 4, 2021 3:34 AM

R33, Tell Mama.

by Anonymousreply 34February 4, 2021 3:59 AM

When she wore a yellow raincoat and twenty school children tried to board her!

by Anonymousreply 35February 4, 2021 4:10 AM

Cat on a hot tin roof , that slip is iconic

by Anonymousreply 36February 4, 2021 4:12 AM

R36 yes she was stunning in cat

by Anonymousreply 37February 4, 2021 6:30 PM

My first thought was Father of the Bride. But also Place in the Sun.

by Anonymousreply 38February 4, 2021 6:39 PM

Funny, as a youngster in the early 70's, all I remember knowing about her was that she was very fat, from all the grocery store newspapers my grandmother would have. They were merciless on her.

by Anonymousreply 39February 4, 2021 7:17 PM

Another vote for CAT. But she was pretty stunning throughout the late 50s.

by Anonymousreply 40February 4, 2021 7:30 PM

"A Place In The Sun" and "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" were her best moments. She was stunning in both of those films.

by Anonymousreply 41February 4, 2021 7:33 PM

“The Last Time I Saw Paris”

by Anonymousreply 42February 4, 2021 7:35 PM

MGM publicity photo from late 1950s

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by Anonymousreply 43February 4, 2021 7:40 PM

Suddenly, Last Summer while procuring all those men...

by Anonymousreply 44February 4, 2021 7:55 PM

If she wasn't a film star, she could have been a model. Yes, I know she was 5ft 4in, but ... that face.

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by Anonymousreply 45February 4, 2021 7:59 PM

A Place in the Sun, wins this thread.

by Anonymousreply 46February 4, 2021 8:05 PM

A gay man should already know the answer. Prophetess Paglia has already revealed it. Taylor never looked better than at the after-awards parties in 1961 when she won the Best Actress Oscar for 'Butterfield 8'. Six weeks on from her emergency life-saving tracheotomy, still bearing the scar, she reigned triumphant.

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by Anonymousreply 47February 4, 2021 8:24 PM
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by Anonymousreply 48February 4, 2021 9:06 PM

1959. On the set of Suddenly, Last Summer.

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by Anonymousreply 49February 4, 2021 9:52 PM

On the set of Jane Eyre.

by Anonymousreply 50February 4, 2021 11:25 PM

R24, that pic might have been the inspiration for casting Lindsey Lohan to play her in that Lifetime movie. That's the only times I've ever spotted a resemblance.

by Anonymousreply 51February 4, 2021 11:30 PM

Agree with Cat On a Hot Tin Roof. Both she and Paul Newman were at their prime.

by Anonymousreply 52February 4, 2021 11:33 PM

Circa 1960. At that point she was all grown up and sexy as hell, and her face and figure were at their absolute best. Damn, she had a shape, back in the day, a perfect curvy feminine hourglass!

And the elegant fashions of the era kept her tasteless dress sense from going into full flower. That happened later in the 1960s...

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by Anonymousreply 53February 4, 2021 11:35 PM

Another vote for The Last Time I Saw Paris; I prefer Technicolor Liz.

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by Anonymousreply 54February 4, 2021 11:39 PM

"A Place in the Sun"

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by Anonymousreply 56February 4, 2021 11:49 PM

Roddy's photo of her at 24, which was a gift from her to Mike Todd.

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by Anonymousreply 57February 5, 2021 12:19 AM

Elephant Walk (1953).

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by Anonymousreply 58February 5, 2021 12:35 AM

She is sickeningly and unrealistically beautiful in Ivanhoe. Just look at this pic. RIDICULOUS

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by Anonymousreply 59February 5, 2021 12:41 AM

Elizabeth & Richard in Puerto Vallarta. She was stunning.

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by Anonymousreply 60February 5, 2021 12:48 AM

"The Last Time I Saw Paris" before she cuts her hair.

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by Anonymousreply 62February 5, 2021 12:57 AM

R14, SO? We're talking about Elizabeth Taylor, not your fashion queen evaluations.

by Anonymousreply 63February 5, 2021 1:25 AM

R14 is jealous of liz

by Anonymousreply 64February 5, 2021 1:33 AM

She looked amazing in Elephant Walk, R58.

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by Anonymousreply 65February 5, 2021 1:22 PM

Eating that fried chicken in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

by Anonymousreply 66February 5, 2021 1:25 PM

When they fed her to the sharks, poor thing.

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by Anonymousreply 67February 5, 2021 1:27 PM

Cat wins

by Anonymousreply 68February 5, 2021 8:16 PM

Here's Elizabeth giving out the Best Picture Award at the 1970 Oscars. She was breathtakingly beautiful.

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by Anonymousreply 69February 5, 2021 10:21 PM

R61. I agree. Anytime her hair is mid-length to longer, she is incredible.

by Anonymousreply 70February 5, 2021 11:08 PM

R70 why don't you like short hair on her?

by Anonymousreply 71February 5, 2021 11:17 PM

AFI 1993 Humanitarian Award

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by Anonymousreply 72February 6, 2021 12:17 AM

R72 here, if you noticed towards the very end of this clip as she is taking her bows, right after they show the late Dennis Hopper and his wife, there's a table with Elizabeth's children, the two Wilding boys, Mike Todd's daughter, and Maria, the German baby she adopted.

by Anonymousreply 73February 6, 2021 1:09 AM

R69, Totally agree. Clad in Edith Head, hair styled by Sydney Guilaroff, fresh Mexican tan and that fabulous diamond necklace.

by Anonymousreply 74February 6, 2021 1:21 AM

R71 Her short hair in The Last Time I Saw Paris was an awful 50s "pixie" cut; it didn't flatter her.

by Anonymousreply 75February 6, 2021 1:39 AM

R75, it was long in the first half of the film

by Anonymousreply 76February 6, 2021 1:56 AM

Rhapsody, with Vittorio Gassmann who was married to Shelley Winters her hair and wardrobe were delicious.

by Anonymousreply 77February 6, 2021 2:00 AM

When she was 16. Absolutely transcendent.

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by Anonymousreply 78February 6, 2021 2:06 AM

Behind a half inch of Vaseline.

by Anonymousreply 79February 6, 2021 2:11 AM

I saw her on stage in The Little Foxes (1980?) and she was stunning. More beautiful than she was in her youth.

by Anonymousreply 80February 6, 2021 2:12 AM

Now that I am older, this is my favorite Elizabeth. She is adorable. I almost wish she was my mother.....

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by Anonymousreply 81February 6, 2021 2:25 AM

Actually, I love watching her in the Jane Powell film A Date with Judy. She's not the star but you can't take your eyes off her every time she wanders into the frame. I think she's only 15 or 16 but absolutely breathtaking. A ripe beauty that still has a virginal glow yet so ready to be plucked. Dazzling!

Watching that I can well imagine LB Mayer and all the MGM execs patting themselves on the back and congratulating themselves for signing her when she was still just a child. What an investment they made!

by Anonymousreply 82February 6, 2021 2:25 AM

Another vote for Cat. That is the only time in my entire life I looked at a woman and wanted to sleep with her. She was so feminine,so lush,so sexy .

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by Anonymousreply 84February 6, 2021 4:14 AM

Sissy Goforth, r11

by Anonymousreply 85February 6, 2021 4:26 AM

Cat on a hot tin roof here too

by Anonymousreply 86February 6, 2021 4:33 AM

Brock must have been 150% stone cold gay.

by Anonymousreply 87February 6, 2021 4:35 AM

IMO, during the time between when she made the films "Giant" and "Butterfield 8."

by Anonymousreply 88February 6, 2021 4:39 AM

She did look good in the 80s. She's not tanned here in this photo w/Nancy Reagan. But she (Liz) did look really good with a tan.

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by Anonymousreply 89February 6, 2021 4:43 AM

When she was sucking Tony Geary’s cock! lololololololololololol

by Anonymousreply 90February 6, 2021 4:44 AM

I agree, R33...and how she stuffed both of them into that straining white bathing suit of hers in that beach scene, is beyond me!

by Anonymousreply 91February 6, 2021 4:46 AM

r76, that's why r61 says "before she cut her hair."

by Anonymousreply 92February 6, 2021 11:15 AM

[quote] "They were merciless on her."

I don't remember that at all, R39.

by Anonymousreply 93February 6, 2021 12:57 PM

I've never seen the entire film, but channel surfing once took me to a channel showing "Butterfield 8". I was stunned at how very beautiful Elizabeth Taylor was in the scene that was showing.

I had already seen her in many other films from both before and after this film, but I still remember just taking in how stunningly beautiful she was.

It was also interesting to see her acting in a scene with Eddie Fisher.

This all happened long after she had married and divorced Burton, so at the time she was much older than the woman on the screen.

But, seeing her in that scene in that movie, Wow! Stunning.

BTW, I've still never seen the film.

by Anonymousreply 94February 6, 2021 5:43 PM

R71 she looks even more sexy, peak beauty with long hair. But In Cat she is wildly beautiful and hot too.

by Anonymousreply 95February 6, 2021 6:14 PM

R94 which scene?

by Anonymousreply 96February 6, 2021 6:37 PM

Suddenly Last Summer but also The Sandpiper. Beach is good for Liz.

by Anonymousreply 97February 6, 2021 6:40 PM

I miss her, her vibrancy, her empathy.

by Anonymousreply 98February 6, 2021 6:44 PM

R96 - It was nothing special - she was having a conversation with Eddie Fisher's character. I think she was wearing a black dress, high neck. Not evening wear.

by Anonymousreply 99February 6, 2021 6:45 PM

I like the sexy Sandpiper/ Puerto Vallarta era.

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by Anonymousreply 100February 6, 2021 6:52 PM

SLS - Never better

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by Anonymousreply 101February 6, 2021 6:59 PM

R101 yes.

by Anonymousreply 102February 6, 2021 7:08 PM

I'm glad she's not alive now.

She's be forced to wear the twin swags of hair way down over her boobies.

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by Anonymousreply 103February 6, 2021 7:22 PM

R103 i dont get it

by Anonymousreply 104February 6, 2021 7:43 PM

Butterfield 8

by Anonymousreply 105February 7, 2021 12:35 AM

At 18, in A Place in the Sun.

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by Anonymousreply 107February 7, 2021 1:31 AM

When she is putting her make-up on.


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by Anonymousreply 108February 7, 2021 1:52 AM

I agree that her Sandpiper Puerto Vallarta days were breathtaking. She was a natural beauty.

by Anonymousreply 109February 7, 2021 1:59 AM

Raintree County

by Anonymousreply 110February 7, 2021 4:40 AM

1964, in this photo by Roddy McDowell. Straight out of the shower, no makeup.

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by Anonymousreply 111February 7, 2021 6:21 AM

I’d love to see a true “no makeup” shot of Liz, but her eyes are always made up.

by Anonymousreply 112February 7, 2021 8:52 AM

And doesn't she have some lip gloss on?

I as well saw her in The Little Foxes and yes she was still beautiful. Waited at the stage door to see her leave and much smaller than I pictured. Isn't that always the case?

by Anonymousreply 113February 7, 2021 9:10 AM

She looked glamorous throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, but I think she perfected "her look" in Butterfield 8.

by Anonymousreply 114February 7, 2021 10:27 AM

This pic is titled "Elizabeth Taylor swimming in Puerto Vallarta"

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by Anonymousreply 115February 7, 2021 11:20 AM

Pics showing her engaged in activities like swimming with her child(ren) are the closest you'll find of her with no makeup

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by Anonymousreply 116February 7, 2021 11:32 AM

Last one

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by Anonymousreply 117February 7, 2021 11:33 AM

It's so hard to pic one photo of Dame Liz, but I'm impressionable and like the one she chose for the advert of her Violet Eyes perfume right before she died. I believe it was taken at one of Eddie Fisher's Vegas shows at the Tropicana, but I could be wrong.

She honestly never looked bad, even with her weight fluctuations. The big haired, blowsy Liz still looked heads and tails than most women walking down the street in the 60s and 70s.

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by Anonymousreply 118February 7, 2021 2:02 PM

Any color photos of her in which her famous violet eyes actually look violet? In the Roddy photo above her eyes look to be a greenish-blue.

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by Anonymousreply 120February 7, 2021 4:45 PM

r119, her eyes were not really violet. They were just an extremely intense blue. When she wore violet clothes they picked up the color and looked more violet than blue, and the legend was born. You will see lots of stills of her re-touched to make her eyes look a true violet, though.

by Anonymousreply 121February 7, 2021 4:51 PM

She looked good in love is better than ever

by Anonymousreply 122February 7, 2021 7:23 PM

"......and her eyes! They really were purple!"

- Andy Warhol

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by Anonymousreply 123February 7, 2021 8:40 PM

Perfect in sls

by Anonymousreply 124February 7, 2021 10:07 PM

B8 .

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by Anonymousreply 127February 9, 2021 1:45 AM

Tuesday, September 16, 1954.

by Anonymousreply 128February 9, 2021 2:17 AM

Ivanhoe or Elephant Walk

by Anonymousreply 129February 9, 2021 8:43 PM

Mid 50s

by Anonymousreply 130February 9, 2021 10:42 PM

On the set of "The Girl Who Had Everything.". Stunning!

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by Anonymousreply 131February 9, 2021 11:44 PM

R131 agreed

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by Anonymousreply 135February 15, 2021 12:45 AM

Earlier I said the Puerto Vallarta/Sandpiper years, and those were good, but now I'm thinking her lush peak was the Mike Todd marriage. She absolutely glowed. I wonder if they would have stayed married? In a different scenario, without Eddie Fisher as a transitional husband, would she have left Mike for Burton? And I wonder which one was really the best match, Todd or Burton? Would there have been less drinking with Mike? Poor Mike must have been fuming in the great beyond, observing the Taylor-Burton love story.

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by Anonymousreply 137February 16, 2021 1:45 AM

R57 OMG that photo is stunning.

by Anonymousreply 138February 16, 2021 1:53 AM

R57's pic is NOT Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor never, ever had such a defined widow's peak in her hairline. That will be all. Haha

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by Anonymousreply 139February 16, 2021 2:48 PM

My first thought about that nude pic was the boobies don’t seem big enough.

by Anonymousreply 140February 16, 2021 2:58 PM

That nude pic is shows a young woman. Also, the mole is not there and it would show at that angle.

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by Anonymousreply 141February 16, 2021 3:10 PM

Well, whoever that is at R57, it's a gorgeous pic.

by Anonymousreply 142February 16, 2021 3:11 PM

I'm going with the Maggie The Cat look. If were ole gay Brick, I would have stuck it in her.

by Anonymousreply 143February 16, 2021 3:12 PM

Early 50s

by Anonymousreply 144February 16, 2021 7:05 PM

I’ve decided Eddie got the best Liz. I’m reading his memoir now; he’s actually very funny, in a self-deprecating way. If that’s truly his voice, then we know where Carrie got it.

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by Anonymousreply 145March 2, 2021 10:12 PM

I repeat: Eddie got the most luscious Liz. (Fun caption to this photo, too.)

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by Anonymousreply 146March 6, 2021 6:49 PM

Some of our friends at LSA made a thread of pics taken on the set of GIANT.

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by Anonymousreply 147March 6, 2021 7:39 PM

I’ve always thought this picture was outstanding.

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by Anonymousreply 148March 20, 2021 2:18 PM

Giving a speech

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by Anonymousreply 149March 20, 2021 2:29 PM

During the 1950s....then later in the 80s, when she hung with Malcolm Forbes.

by Anonymousreply 150March 20, 2021 2:46 PM

Another pic with minimal makeup

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by Anonymousreply 151March 25, 2021 9:04 PM

Those eyes, though. We never see the eyes without makeup.

by Anonymousreply 152March 25, 2021 9:20 PM

..... When she was 10. !!! International Velvet

by Anonymousreply 153March 25, 2021 9:40 PM

Here is Liz in I guess the 1980s or early 90s? Look at the size of her hair, extraordinary. Funny how she uses the word “bitch” in a very contemporary way.

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by Anonymousreply 154April 5, 2021 10:39 PM

Last Summer, Suddenly.

by Anonymousreply 155April 5, 2021 10:41 PM

I thought she was a little homely in 30 Rock. But her violet eyes really sparkled.

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by Anonymousreply 156April 5, 2021 10:47 PM

When she was engaged to THIS hotness

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by Anonymousreply 157April 5, 2021 11:03 PM

R157 - which one is that? And... was it kosher for him to go swimming in his diaper?

by Anonymousreply 158April 5, 2021 11:04 PM

Smokin’ hot here with minimal makeup. What’s this business about Italian blood, anyone know?

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by Anonymousreply 159July 21, 2021 5:26 PM

In the 50s...then, later in the 80s.

by Anonymousreply 160July 21, 2021 6:14 PM

Young people wanted to look like an adult...grown up, back in the 50s and early 60s. The late 60s was all about youth.

by Anonymousreply 161July 21, 2021 6:21 PM

She always tanned beautifully...and her skin didn't look like leather later.

by Anonymousreply 162July 21, 2021 6:26 PM

Honestly, who the fuck cares in the first place?

by Anonymousreply 163July 21, 2021 6:42 PM
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