Helena Bonham Carter's Liz Taylor Is Infinitely Better Than Lohan's

Rich Juzwiak · 07/23/13 01:06PM

The other 2013 Elizabeth Taylor biopic aired on British TV last night. Burton & Taylor featured Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter in the title roles, focused on the twice-divorced couple's reunion on Broadway in 1983's revival of Private Lives, and received generally positive, if unenthusiastic, reviews. That's way more than the widely mocked Lindsay Lohan vehicle, Liz & Dick, which aired earlier this year on Lifetime, could claim.

A Quick Tour of Elizabeth Taylor's $30 Million Jewelry Collection

Brian Moylan · 09/07/11 12:25PM

The interest in late screen legend Elizabeth Taylor's sparkling hoard of diamonds, rubies, and every other precious stone known to man was renewed today when Christie's announced it would be selling all 300 items (estimated to be worth $30 million) in December. Here are some of the highlights, so you can pick out which of the pieces you'd like to bid on.

Let's Not Forget About Twilight

Richard Lawson · 06/02/11 04:53PM

In all the hustle and bustle of games of hunger and thrones and superhero adventures, we have forgotten our deeply held romantic passion. And that is a shame. Also today: Josh Lucas is the new Tom Cruise, the return of Tarzan, and a sweet gig for Jane Lynch.

Will Liz Taylor Get a Street Named For Her?

Seth Abramovitch · 03/31/11 12:05AM

Requests are pouring in to West Hollywood City Hall to have a street named for Liz Taylor. How they'll fit "Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Burton Warner Fortensky Ave." on a street sign is their problem.

Elizabeth Taylor Showed Up 15 Minutes Late to Her Own Funeral

Seth Abramovitch · 03/24/11 09:03PM

You've got to hand it to that old ball-buster, Liz Taylor—she knew how to make an entrance. Taylor left specific instructions that she wanted to "be late for her own funeral," according to a family rep. So 15 minutes after the scheduled service time, pallbearers at Forest Lawn Memorial Park finally carried out the Cleopatra star in a casket "draped with gardenias, violets, and lily of the valley," where she was laid to rest in The Great Mausoleum—just a stone's throw from her longtime partner-in-crime, Michael Jackson.

The Many Weddings of Elizabeth Taylor

Brian Moylan · 03/23/11 04:45PM

Most of us will remember Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away today at 79, by her many great roles or the work she did for numerous charitable causes. But she'll also be remembered for walking down the aisle seven times over the course of her life. With the help of LIFE.com's archives, here's a little look at some of the happiest days of Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Burton Warner Fortensky's life.

Remembering Elizabeth Taylor

Whitney Jefferson · 03/23/11 09:50AM

Sad news out of California today—Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79 due to congestive heart failure. We've lost a true legend today.

Legendary Actress Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

Brian Moylan · 03/23/11 09:45AM

Actress, legend, and original tabloid superstar Elizabeth Taylor died today at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles from congestive heart failure, which she was hospitalized for six weeks ago. She was 79 years old.