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Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995)

The story of Elizabeth Taylor's rise to stardom, beginning in Los Angeles 1942. Her dominating mother has decided that her daughter must become a star - no matter what others or Elizabeth ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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The story of Elizabeth Taylor's rise to stardom, beginning in Los Angeles 1942. Her dominating mother has decided that her daughter must become a star - no matter what others or Elizabeth herself think. Assisted by Hedda Hopper, she gets a part in Lassie Come Home (1943). She becomes a child star, raised by her studio. Growing up, she has several love-affairs - and several divorces, since her husbands can't accept being married to a Hollywood icon. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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She earned two Oscars. She survived eight marriages. She overcame battles with pills, booze and food. And she never left the spotlight. See more »

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21 May 1995 (USA)  »

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L'histoire d'Elizabeth Taylor  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Although Elizabeth Taylor fought the unauthorized biography "Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story", she found that Sherilyn Fenn aptly portrayed her. See more »

Goofs

The 1940s audiences watch a trailer is for National Velvet. The trailer ends with a "G-rating" classification. These ratings were not in use until the 1960s - the filmmakers obviously used the '70s re-release version. See more »

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Richard Burton: Miss Taylor, has anyone ever told you, what a very pretty girl you are?
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References Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) See more »

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the definitive biography
28 September 2002 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

An excellent tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, in which Ray Wise all but steals the show as Mike Todd, and Nigel Havers does a memorable portrayal of Michael Wilding. This movie may appear to some critics as overly sympathetic to Miss Taylor, but how could it do otherwise? Sherilyn Fenn is the only woman in her generation who could have portrayed Elizabeth Taylor so convincingly and so well.


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