She was known for captivating an audience with her sultry screen persona, violet eyes, and tumultuous relationships, but how did legendary actress Liz Taylor live when the cameras weren't rolling? Here's a look inside five of her private spaces that are just as glamorous as she was, of course.
Heathwood, her Georgian-style childhood house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, boasted 5,082 square-feet including six bedrooms, servant's quarters, and a tennis court. Designed by architect Matthew Dawson in 1926, it was previously home to artist Augustus John, whose paintings remained on the walls when the Taylors moved in.
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Liz Taylor washes her face in a tiled bathroom that was the definition of chic, midcentury-style at her parents' Beverly Hills home in 1948. She lived there for a decade before her marriage to Nicky Hilton.
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Romantic Dressing Table
Applying perfume at her mirror-topped vanity in the 1940s, her feminine decorating style was perfectly coordinated with a matching, floral fabric ruffled on her stool, table, and curtains.
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Elizabeth Taylor and her husband, film producer Mike Todd, sit on a clean-lined sofa underneath an Impressionist painting in their home on April 5, 1957, just two months into their short-lived marriage. Like Taylor, Todd was an art connoisseur, and the couple purchased paintings by Degas, Utrillo, and Vuillard. "Hollywood'll think me crazy, paying that much for colored stills, pictures that don't even move," Todd once joked.
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Designed for drama with high ceilings, opulent gold curtains, and antique furniture, Liz looks ever the screen siren in her glamorous New York apartment in 1976.
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