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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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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: I taught her about beer, she taught me about Bulgari.
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References Cleopatra (1963) See more »

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Television biography sometimes hits and sometimes misses.
8 July 2002 | by (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Although Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story does not offer any real new information on the celebrity, star biography fans will find a few tidbits to savor. The soap opera of Elizabeth Taylor's life is played out like your typical made-for-television movie. However, some of the casting was physically inspiring. Yes, part of the striking resemblances to the real people were due to makeup, but the makeup artists definitely had a good foundation. Sherilyn Fenn possesses the same striking beauty as Taylor and in some scenes the similarities between the two actresses are startling. In addition, the actor who portrays Montgomery Clift also makes fans of Clift's movies do a double-take. Don't expect too much, but for a hot summer afternoon with little else to do the movie is a good waste of time.


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