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Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor,

DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American[2] actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty, and distinctive violet eyes.

 

National Velvet (1944) was Taylor's first success, and she starred in Father of the Bride (1950), A Place in the Sun (1951), Giant (1956), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959). She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for BUtterfield 8 (1960), played the title role in Cleopatra (1963), and married her costar Richard Burton. They appeared together in 11 films, including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), for which Taylor won a second Academy Award. From the mid-1970s, she appeared less frequently in film, and made occasional appearances in television and theatre.

Her much-publicized personal life included eight marriages and several life-threatening illnesses. From the mid-1980s, Taylor championed HIV and AIDS programs; she co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research in 1985, and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1993. She received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the Legion of Honour, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, who named her seventh on their list of the "Greatest American Screen Legends". Taylor died of congestive heart failure in March 2011 at the age of 79, having suffered many years of ill health.

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Elizabeth Taylor - Auction of a Lifetime from Todd Sivard on Vimeo.

This feature-length documentary explores Elizabeth Taylor's extraordinary life story through some of her most precious possessions, which feature in landmark auctions in New York and London.

With exclusive access to Christie's, the film brings to life the excitement and frenetic bidding at the auctions as millions of pounds are bid for the 'Crown Jewels of Hollywood', some of which sell for 50 times their pre-sale estimates.

Each item of jewellery, art and haute couture provides a springboard into a key period of Hollywood legend Taylor's life. The documentary opens a fascinating window into her character and her relationship with jewellery.

Interviews with the people central to Taylor's life bring into focus what motivated her, her obsession with diamonds, and the fabulous and tumultuous lifestyle she had on and off screen.

Interviewees include Joan Collins, Liza Minnelli and Mickey Rooney, and also her favourite jewellery and fashion designers - Bulgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Dior and Valentino - who created many of her extraordinary outfits.

Filmed in London, Paris, Rome, New York and Los Angeles, the film visits locations synonymous with Taylor, including The Dorchester in London and The Ritz in Paris.

Interviewing people who have never before spoken about their relationship with Taylor, this documentary tells the definitive story of her life and why diamonds really were one of her best friends. Includes interviews with Joan Collins, Liza Minnelli and Mickey Rooney, as well as some of Taylor's favourite designers who worked for houses such as Bulgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Dior and Valentino.

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Lily Safra is a Brazilian philanthropist and social figure who attained considerable wealth after four marriages. Her net worth is estimated at $1 billion, ranking her as the 701st richest person in the world according to Forbes in 2009. She owns a $506 million house, "Villa Leopolda", in the French Riviera.[1]

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