Elizabeth Taylor,"Film Life in Pictures"

The Diva, the greatest actor in the world, the woman with 7 husbands, the actress who won two Oscars, the perfect beauty, the most envied, gawked at woman in the world. Liz Taylor (February 27, 1932 - March 23, 2011) is of the ages. We take a look at her 10 greatest films...

National Velvet, 1944
As determined girl jockey Velvet Brown, Taylor portrayed an ideal mix of idealistic horse-crazy dreamer and hard-headed stubbornness and the role made 12-year-old Taylor a star.

Little Women, 1949
She played the pretty, spoiled Amy who eventually learns the value of family in this classic, based on Louisa May Alcott's classic book.

Father Of The Bride, 1950
Taylor leaves girlish roles behind to play bride-to-be Kay, with Spencer Tracy as the dad who's torn by having to give her away.

A Place In The Sun, 1951
The first time (of three) that Taylor appeared onscreen with darkly handsome Montgomery Clift. Pure chemistry results with Taylor taking part in a love triangle loaded with melodrama.

Giant, 1956
Rock Hudson, James Dean and a story about a Texas cattle spread out in a movie that's truly epic in scope.

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, 1958
Maggie the Cat in her signature white chiffon dress making 'the nightly pleadings' and hearing 'the nightly refusals' from Paul Newman as her tormented husband Brick.

Suddenly, Last Summer, 1959
Taylor is a doomed heroine with a dark secret and a scheming auntie (Katharine Hepburn) who thinks a lobotomy will cure her of her black moods. One of Taylor's best.

Butterfield 8, 1960
Taylor wins her first Oscar for playing model and sometime call girl Gloria Wandrous.

Cleopatra, 1963
Hugely expensive, massively, Cleopatra was the perfect vehicle for Taylor, who began her affair with co-star Richard Burton on the set.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?, 1966
Glamorous Taylor plays the shrill, drunken Martha, who loves nothing more than emotionally attacking her husband, George (Burton).