Elizabeth Taylor''s icon status has withstood both seminal and dreadful films, illness, addiction, sadness and marriage to eight men. Christopher provides us with the most insightful portrait of Elizabeth Taylor to date.'
Elizabeth Taylor is one of the most famous people of the 20th century. She is also one of the most beautiful. Like Judy Garland, she was one of the few child film stars to successfully make the transition to adult film star. And like Garland, her life has been a roller-coaster ride of highs and lows. She has dazzled with her diamonds and legendary love affairs and basked in the admiration of millions of fans; she has also endured seven doomed marriages and the frenzied pursuit of the paparazzi as she battled addictions, illnesses, and weight problems. In recent years, it has been her friendship with Michael Jackson and her passionate campaigning on behalf of AIDS research that has kept her in the public eye. Now, Elizabeth Taylor: The Illustrated Biography celebrates her remarkable life and career in more than 100 classic and rare photographs. James Christopher is film critic for The Times of London.