Elizabeth Taylor: Unpublished Pics
Simply put, Elizabeth Taylor was the biggest star of the LIFE era. She appeared on the magazine’s cover a record 14 times, starting when she was just 15 years old, and over the following decades many LIFE photographers — Paul Schutzer, Peter Stackpole, Allan Grant, and George Silk among them — captured the astonishingly beautiful movie star as she basked in love, work, motherhood, and the kind of unimpeachable, international fame that few entertainers these days can ever hope to achieve. But a magazine only has so many pages — and several stunning images of the Hollywood icon never actually made it to print. In this gallery, LIFE.com presents the best unpublished photos of Elizabeth Taylor from the magazine’s archives, including shots from her very first wedding, from the sets of Giant and Cleopatra, and from her legendary romance with two-time husband Richard Burton.
RIP Liz Taylor, you will be missed.