Loved her in Giant, A Place in the Sun, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
All great movies.
I am a particular fan of Giant.
Ah, yes ... as Leslie Benedict in "Giant." Definitely my favorite of her roles. Also one of my favorite movies.
She was stunning - as in the pix here on the thread in the white brocade dress and in the red dress. Dynamite. Liz has always had a presence about her that is larger than life. I'm sure you know when she's in the room.
Remember her rehab husband, Larry Fort-something? Was it Fortensky? Egad, it's hard to believe she is *only* 74 - she's done at least 100 years of living.
In addition to the movies most have mentioned (even "The Flinstones"), I remember her in "Raintree County." It was a terrible movie, but I was just a little kid and it seemed GWTW-like to me. I always thought if Liz had been older, she could've played Scarlett O'Hara very well - although Vivien Leigh was so exquisite, there's no imagining anyone else in the role.
She was also in the very strangest movie I think I ever saw, at least at the time it was. It was with Marlon Brando and Julie Harris, IIRC - "Reflections in a Golden Eye." Just downright *weird.*
I loved it when she first got fat (a la John Belushi) - the porky among us had a "role model." If Liz Taylor could let everyone see her get fat, it shouldn't matter to any of the rest of us who had put on a few ourselves. I lost it all about the first time she did.
Indeed, her marriage to Michael Todd ("Todd-ao") seemed to be her happiest, but Richard Burton was the love of her life, I think. (Oh, obviously, since she's being buried next to him.) They couldn't live *with* each other or *without* each other.
The last I heard about a "gentleman caller," it was Rod Steiger and it was during one of her other more recent "bedridden" periods. Remember when she fell and hit her head on the nightstand? She was supposed to die that time, too. The press has been writing her obit for a long time.
Bless your heart, Liz - you're one of a kind.
Only a woman would enjoy Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf.