A great role, a great performance and a GREAT dress. One of my all-time favorites.
No one could wear white like Elizabeth Taylor.
And she had the tiniest waist!
I always appreciated that Taylor was a shortie, curvy woman, and not an immense stick-insect — even though my other film femme fave was Katharine Hepburn.
She and Roddy McDowell were known in their industry to be the most loyal friends and confidantes one could have, and that’s not a bad epitaph.
But she was not suited to be a politician’s wife
Yes, I am a sucker for a beautiful dress
Camille Paglia does what she does on pop-idols as only she can:
Cinematic acting is extremely understated. The slightest little flick of an eyelid says an enormous amount, and that’s where Elizabeth Taylor was far superior to Meryl Streep. Streep is always cranking it and cranking it, working it and working it, demanding that the audience bow down and “See what I”m going through! See what I’m doing for you!” Streep is an intelligent, good actress, but she doesn’t come anywhere near Elizabeth Taylor on the screen.