Taylor in 1967, wearing elaborate headdress and the necklace - with removable stone that could be worn as a brooch - at a social function

Revealed in all its glittering glory: Elizabeth Taylor's £100m collection of gems, gowns and art goes on display at Christie's

The most beautiful, powerful love notes every written

From some of history’s greatest literary heroes and most-adored artists and actors, here are nine of the most powerful sentiments ever written.

Elizabeth Taylor and husband Richard Burton fell in love during filming of CLEOPATRA.  They married in Montreal, in 1964 ~ nine days after her marriage to Eddie Fisher ended.  The bride wore an   empire-style yellow chiffon gown, with lily of the valley and white hyacinth blossoms in her hair

Revealed in all its glittering glory: Elizabeth Taylor's £100m collection of gems, gowns and art goes on display at Christie's

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Cleopatra

This is a picture of Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 version of Cleopatra. Her looks in the movie inspired an Egyptian influence in fashion. She also influenced a heavier eye makeup look through her look in the film.

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Stock Photo - The actors Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in a scene from the movie

Queen Nefertiti, royal wife of Pharaoh Akhenaton (Akhenaten known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV, was a Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt who ruled for 17 years and died in 1336 BC or 1334 BC).

Neferneferuaten Nefertiti BC - 1330 BC) was the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc.

Emerald is my birthstone ~ "The legendary emerald suite was bought by Elizabeth Taylor and husband Richard Burton at jewellers Bulgari while filming Cleopatra in Italy"

Revealed in all its glittering glory: Elizabeth Taylor's £100m collection of gems, gowns and art goes on display at Christie's

Emerald is my birthstone ~ "The legendary emerald suite was bought for Elizabeth Taylor by husband Richard Burton at jewellers Bulgari while filming Cleopatra in Italy"

This is a statue of Isis and her son Horus. She is seen as the mother figure. She was later beheaded by Horus. She was dedicated to Osiris and went searching for his body.

Ancient Egyptian faience statuette of Isis and Horus. (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Here is another exquisite piece of faience depicting two of their most important Gods.

Elizabeth Taylor: Eyes so liquid with life

Elizabeth Taylor: Eyes so liquid with life

'This beautiful child': Elizabeth Taylor with her third husband, Mike Todd

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