When it comes to true divas of cinema past, few dames can compete with the incomparable Elizabeth Taylor.
A beacon of beauty in 1950s cinema, Liz became known for her sensible sense of style, impeccable accessories and petite frame. In a sea of blonde bombshells, Ms. Taylor not only became a household name but an overnight fashion icon.
While many fans adored Ms. Taylor, she also became perhaps the first in a long line of Hollywood celebrities to be subject to tabloid attention. From her rocky marriages (she was married 7 times!) to her volatile off-screen romance with Richard Burton, Elizabeth became infamous for more reasons than your typical actress of the era.
Here at UV, we have looked to the divine Liz on more than one occasion for a few style tips. Any dame that is proud to strut through life in a retro crop top is good in our books, gals! A pinnacle of 50s fashion, Liz became an icon for her daring on-screen personas, as well as her natural off-camera ease.
Everything we learned about sequins and eyeliner, we learned from Liz. Her film “Cleopatra” was not only a triumph, but a costume drama for the ages! Ms. Taylor received the part not only for her natural beauty, but for her poise as well. And to this day, when we draw on our cat-eyes, we think of Liz.
So here’s to you, darling! A true beauty of the golden age of Hollywood and a timeless inspiration for dames everywhere! Elizabeth Taylor: a true UV Icon.