Unpublished: Just 18 years old, Elizabeth Taylor arrives to marry hotel heir Conrad “Nicky” Hilton at the Bel-Air Country Club. This was the first of her eight marriages, and for the occasion she wore a gown given to her by MGM Studios
The Peregrina Pearl was a Valentine’s Day gift from Burton to Elizabeth Taylor. A pear-shaped natural pearl weighing in at carats, the stone was once owned by Queen Mary Tudor and was made into a stunning necklace by Cartier.
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.
In honor of what would've been Elizabeth Taylor's birthday today, we take a look at her along with four other classic film actresses whose passion for humanitarian causes were as strong as their celebrity.