Vanity Fair Icons

Vanity Fair Icons
December 20, 2016 Puria Keshmiri

Once a little princess at MGM, Elizabeth Taylor would soon become the undisputed queen of Hollywood. Married eight times to seven men and censured by the Vatican (making her perpetual tabloid fodder), she had a Starring Role in 20th-century drama, with iconic performances in National Velvet, A Place in the Sun, Giant, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? She was also a Friend and Hero to the earliest victims of AIDS—and a thorn in the sides of politicians who chose to look the other way. This issue of Vanity Fair Icons celebrates her life and legacy.