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Elizabeth Taylor

Beautiful. Talented. Legendary. Elizabeth Taylor was a true icon of cinema, and she's fondly remembered after a career that lasted almost 70 years.

Born in England on 27th February 1932 to American parents, Elizabeth took her first steps into the world of show business when she started ballet at the age of three. Shortly after, during the Second World War, her family decided to move back to the States. The family settled in Los Angeles, California, and Elizabeth’s father opened an art gallery, which attracted many big names in Hollywood.

Through her father’s high-profileconnections, Elizabeth began her career as a child actress. Very soon, both MGM and Universal Studios were fighting over the rights to cast her in their films. Her first movie was There’s One Born Every Minute, which was followed by Lassie Come Home, Jane Eyre and National Velvet. She later described National Velvet as the “most exciting film” she’d ever made, despite suffering ongoing back problems after falling off a horse during the shoot.

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (205) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month we’re looking at body language in presentations. Plus, 30 words for pets, 10 useful words for talking about the theatre, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Jokes – jokes in English. • Animals – pet trainers. • Grammar – would & used to. • Music – Justin Bieber. • Language – how to write. • Celebrities – Elizabeth Taylor. • Cinema – Pirates of the Caribbean. • Hollywood – celebrity couples. • Art – tattoos. • Cuisine – fajitas. • Business – CVs. • Transport – the segway. • Words – etymology. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!