The gorgeous, glamorous, violet-eyed Elizabeth Taylor left us yesterday morning. She virtually embodied the idea of the “movie star” – her diamonds were large and her love affairs were larger-than-life.
Elizabeth was married eight times, which means that she changed places of residence quite a bit. In her honor, Curbed.com featured several of her houses yesterday. Here are a few of my favorites:
A very young Elizabeth at Heathwood House, her childhood/family home in England.
This sprawling Beverly Hills mansion, which Elizabeth shared with second husband and baby-daddy Michael Wilding, cost a modest $75k in 1952.
This is Elizabeth’s home in Palm Springs. Supposedly she didn’t spend much time there and the house looks pretty modest, but you’ve got to love this poolside mermaid.
Not much to look at on the outside, sure. But this double real estate purchase represents the low affair that made “Dickenliz” a household name. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton purchased both of these villas and then constructed the elegant bridge between the two.
You can find the full Curbed story, with lots more pics and biographical details, here.