Remembering Elizabeth Taylor: Top 10 films on the late Hollywood legend's birthday

    Known for her beauty and talent, she received numerous awards throughout her career.

    Elizabeth Taylor (Source: X)

    Elizabeth Taylor (Source: X)

    Elizabeth Taylor launched her acting journey as a child performer in the early 1940s, swiftly rising to become a prominent figure in the golden era of Hollywood cinema during the 1950s. Renowned for her captivating beauty, mesmerizing violet eyes, and remarkable acting prowess, Taylor garnered countless accolades throughout her illustrious career.

    Let's explore ten standout performances from Elizabeth Taylor's iconic career.

    The Mirror Crack’d (1980)

    Elizabeth Taylor shines as Marina Gregg, a celebrated actress in a quaint English village. Amidst a murder at her party, Miss Marple investigates. Taylor's performance adds depth to this Agatha Christie adaptation, amidst a tapestry of intrigue and suspicion.

    The Mirror Crack’d (Source: X)

    Boom! (1968)

    Elizabeth Taylor stars as Flora 'Sissy' Goforth, a wealthy widow on an isolated Mediterranean island. Her secluded life is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious young man. Taylor delivers a mesmerizing performance in this visually stunning and psychologically complex drama.

    Secret Ceremony (1968)

    Elizabeth Taylor portrays Leonora, a troubled woman who forms a bizarre relationship with a young stranger played by Mia Farrow. The film delves into themes of trauma, identity, and psychological turmoil, with Taylor delivering a haunting and intense performance.

    Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

    Elizabeth Taylor stars as Catherine Holly, a young woman who undergoes a traumatic experience while traveling with her cousin. Taylor delivers a powerful performance in this psychological drama, exploring themes of repression, trauma, and family secrets alongside powerhouse performances from the cast.

    Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) (Source: IMDb)

    The Driver’s Seat (1974)

    Elizabeth Taylor portrays Lise, a troubled woman who embarks on a journey to find her ideal man. Taylor's performance is riveting as she navigates through the character's unraveling psyche, creating a haunting portrayal of existential despair and longing.

    The Sandpiper (1965)

    Elizabeth Taylor stars as Laura, an artist and single mother who finds herself drawn into a passionate affair with a free-spirited Episcopal priest, played by Richard Burton. Taylor delivers a compelling performance in this romantic drama, exploring themes of love, morality, and personal freedom.

    A Place in the Sun (1951)

    Elizabeth Taylor captivates as Angela Vickers, a beautiful socialite who becomes entangled in a tragic love triangle with a working-class man, played by Montgomery Clift. Taylor's performance is poignant and unforgettable in this classic tale of ambition, desire, and moral dilemma.

    A Place in the Sun (1951) (Source: IMDb)

    Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)

    Elizabeth Taylor stars as Leonora Penderton, the troubled wife of an army officer stationed in the South. Taylor delivers a powerful and enigmatic performance in this psychological drama, which explores themes of repressed desire, identity, and the dark undercurrents of human nature.

    BUtterfield 8 (1960)

    Elizabeth Taylor delivers a stunning performance as Gloria Wandrous, a glamorous and complex Manhattan call girl entangled in a tumultuous affair. Taylor's portrayal is both captivating and emotionally resonant in this gripping drama exploring themes of love, morality, and self-discovery.

    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) (Source: IMDb)

    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

    Elizabeth Taylor stars as Martha, a volatile and disillusioned professor's wife whose tumultuous marriage is laid bare during a night of emotional warfare with her husband, played by Richard Burton. Taylor delivers a powerhouse performance, earning her an Academy Award for Best Actress.