With Lindsay Lohan’s debut as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s Liz & Dick last night, the TV movie about Taylor’s love affair with actor Richard Burton, it got us thinking about other actresses who played icons on screen. Jennifer Love Hewitt played Audrey Hepburn in the TV movie The Audrey Hepburn Story in 2000, while Michelle Williams channeled her inner Norma Jeane in My Week With Marilyn last year. Soon, Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman will be adding regal titles to their resumes with Watts filming her role as Princess Diana in Caught in Flight and Kidman playing Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco. So, with all of these actress-to-icon portrayals, we want to know—whose reenactment is most on-point? Cast your vote on InStyle’s Facebook page now!
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton had one of the most legendary marriages in Hollywood history—so legendary that it happened twice, with their second marriage lasting not even a full year. And now their story will be re-told on the small screen, with Lindsay Lohan starring as Taylor and Grant Bowler as Burton, in Lifetime’s Liz and Dick. Tune in tonight at 9/8c to see Lohan re-create the woman who was so known for draping herself in lavish diamonds—and equally lavish men.
Plus, see all of Taylor’s husbands!
Actress Amber Tamblyn wed David Cross in an outdoor wedding this weekend wearing a yellow gown, a look revealed by the Twitter of guest Questlove, the drummer for The Roots. While she’s not the first to wear a non-traditional color—Gwen Stefani and Reese Witherspoon both chose pink looks—she’s one of the only famous faces to pick yellow. Who’s another? Elizabeth Taylor, who wed Richard Burton in 1964 in a canary chiffon baby doll. Tell us: What do you think of the yellow wedding look?
Plus, see the best dressed celebrity brides.
Our favorite leading ladies know how to work a designer gown on the red carpet—so it comes as no surprise that they’re just as able to make what’s underneath those gowns look stunning, too! From Kate Hudson‘s Parisian lingerie to Angelina Jolie‘s leather bustier and even Elizabeth Taylor‘s curve-hugging slips, click through to see our top picks for the big screen’s steamiest lingerie moments. Christian Grey, eat your heart out.
The Queen of the Nile is back! Almsot 50 years after Elizabeth Taylor brought the Egyptian monarch to the big screen, Britney Spears struck a pose in head-to-toe gold for a photo shoot for her next fragrance, which comes out this September. “Channeling my inner Cleopatra today,” she Tweeted. While we wait for the pop princess’s eighth scent to launch, click through to see more of our favorite stars who have tried the Cleopatra look.
The best bathing suits aren’t always practical, but they’re impossible to forget. With a little help from InStyle Fashion Director Hal Rubenstein, we’ve compiled a slideshow of the most iconic swimsuits ever. Click through the see Ursula Andress’s Bond girl bikini, Elizabeth Taylor’s white tank, and more!
Elizabeth Taylor once owned a sculptural sapphire, diamond, platinum and gold Fleur de Mer brooch by Tiffany & Co. designer Jean Schlumberger, a piece the jewelry house bought back during the epic auction of Taylor’s estate in December. Now returned to Tiffany’s hands, the jeweler did something special for its first public presentation by entrusting celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe to show the brooch in her newly-unveiled window displays celebrating red carpet glamour at the Tiffany New York flagship. It’s quite fitting that the stylist extraordinaire should be the first to present the piece. Taylor herself loved styling the jewel, a 1965 gift from her husband Richard Burton. See just how Taylor did it by clicking through the gallery.
— Marion Fasel
The video above screened one week ago at the beginning of the Elizabeth Taylor’s Legendary Jewels auction at Christie’s. Skip forward to 2:32 when the actress does some over-the-phone pool-side bidding at the 1987 auction of Duchess of Windsor’s jewelry. “Darling, it sounds like things that are really desirable are going to go for ten times what expected, right?” she asks. Taylor’s own words were the perfect way to start the series of sales where items went for 10, 20 or 50 times the estimates. Now that the legendary sale wrapped up, we pulled together all of the over-the-top figures that made this the most successful jewelry auction of all time—read them below. More