2. Elizabeth Taylor in 1947, age 15!!!
3. Taylor and her mother, Sara — a former stage actress — in 1948
4.Elizabeth Taylor in 1948
5. Elizabeth Taylor sits at a desk in a classroom at Hollywood's University High School in 1950
6. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in 1962 on the set of Cleopatra. At the time, Taylor was married to Eddie Fisher, but had begun a tempestuous (and highly public) affair with Burton.
7.Taylor plays opposite Robert Taylor (no relation) in a scene from the 1949 movie, Conspirator
8. Elizabeth Taylor and Robert Taylor (no relation) on the set of the 1949 thriller, Conspirator.
9. Hume Cronyn, who won a Tony for his performance as Polonius in the 1964 production of Hamlet, gently holds Liz Taylor's famous face in his hands.
10. During a break in filming A Place in the Sun, Liz Taylor chats with her costar Montgomery Clift on the Paramount lot in 1950
12. Just 18 years old, Elizabeth Taylor arrives to marry hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton at the Bel-Air Country Club in 1950.
13. Liz Taylor on her (first) wedding day, May 6, 1950. The marriage to Nicky Hlton would last less than one year, and by 1952 she had a new husband, British actor Michael Wilding.
14. the film, Giant, Liz Taylor lassos director George Stevens as her costars Rock Hudson and James Dean look on.
15. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in 1962 on the set of Cleopatra. At the time, Taylor was married to Eddie Fisher, but had begun a tempestuous (and highly public) affair with Burton
16. During a break in the filming of Cleopatra, Elizabeth Taylor ruffles the hair of Liza Todd, her daughter with her third husband, Mike Todd.
17. In costume, Richard Burton and Liz Taylor share a look on the set of Cleopatra. The two passionate, larger-than-life stars would marry not once, but twice.
18. Cleopatra director Joseph L. Mankiewicz chats with Liz Taylor on set. Although the movie was the highest-grossing film of 1963, it still took a loss at the time because of its enormous budget.
19. In February 1964, on the set of a Broadway production of Hamlet, a surprised Elizabeth Taylor cuts her birthday cake, as Richard Burton (starring in the show) leans in for a kiss.
19. Liz Taylor, London, 1948
20. In 1945, at age 13 and already a veteran of five films, Elizabeth Taylor signs autographs during a charity cricket match at Los Angeles' Gilmore Stadium.