Elizabeth Taylor

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Stuffed in a shoebox, seized by the FBI: the amazing fates of Hollywood’s greatest dresses
Kim Kardashian caused outrage recently by wearing a gorgeous souffle silk that once adorned Marilyn Monroe. But what happened to other magnificent outfits – and why did no one realise their eye-popping value?

Lauren Cochrane

04, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Stage frights: five of the most shocking moments in Oscars history
Will Smith isn’t the only actor to cause consternation at the world’s most coveted film awards

Hannah J Davies

28, Mar, 2022 @3:47 PM

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John Warner obituary
Republican senator who served as secretary of the US navy and hit the headlines when he married the film star Elizabeth Taylor

Godfrey Hodgson

27, May, 2021 @2:13 PM

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TV tonight: in front of the camera lens with Elizabeth Taylor
The latest instalment of A Life in Ten Pictures focuses on the Hollywood star. Plus: The Legendary Promoters of Rock. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Hannah Verdier, Ellen E Jones, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

17, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Eva Sereny's best photograph: Liz Taylor and Richard Burton swap angry looks
‘He was playing Trotsky in a film and she suddenly appeared on set. Something was obviously up. They divorced two years later’

Interview by Dale Berning Sawa

12, Sep, 2018 @2:02 PM

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Keanu and Winona 4ever: on-screen couples who keep getting back together
The release of romcom Destination Wedding marks the third time that the pair have paired up, the latest in a long line of reunited big-screen couples

Zach Vasquez

29, Aug, 2018 @2:57 PM

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Observer picture archive: Society wedding, 15 June 1968
Jane Bown captured the arrival of Elizabeth Taylor and the somewhat rumpled pair of Richard Burton and Noël Coward, for page one.

selected by Greg Whitmore, Observer picture editor

10, Jun, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Who is the best Oscar-winning lead actress of all time?
Elizabeth Taylor? Meryl Streep? Frances McDormand? Our chief critic picks a winner from his five nominees – and reveals who you chose as your champion

Peter Bradshaw

14, Feb, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Lifetime of sin: ranking the US network’s musical biopics
From LiLo’s gravel-voiced Liz Taylor to a Whitney straight out of America’s Next Top Model, we rank Lifetime Movies’ made-for-TV ‘masterpieces’

Hannah Verdier

04, Sep, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Gina Fratini obituary
Dress designer who specialised in flattering, flowing garments that attracted princesses among her clientele

Veronica Horwell

08, Jun, 2017 @12:24 PM

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Imelda Staunton: ‘I’m intimidated by following in very big shoes… But I bloody well will’
As she prepares to play Martha, Elizabeth Taylor’s role in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the actor talks about how she ‘ducked and dived’ her way to the top

Rachel Cooke

19, Feb, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Sky pulls broadcast of show that cast white actor as Michael Jackson
Singer’s family ‘angered’ and ‘disrespected’ by portrayal of Jackson, played by Joseph Fiennes, in satirical series Urban Myths

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

13, Jan, 2017 @10:46 AM

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