Family left London at the start of WWII and moved to Los Angeles, CA
Signed a contract with Universal Pictures
Made screen debut at the age of nine in "There's One Born Every Minute"
Signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer eight months after Universal cancelled her contract
First film for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, "Lassie Come Home"; also first film opposite Roddy McDowall
Appeared again opposite Roddy McDowall in "The White Cliffs of Dover"
Achieved child star status playing the leading role in Clarence Brown's "National Velvet"
Final adolescent role, playing Amy in the American classic "Little Women"
First adult leading role, playing debutante Melinda Grayton in "Conspirator"
Co-starred with Spencer Tracy in the romantic comedy "Father of the Bride"
Reprised role opposite Spencer Tracy in the sequel "Father's Little Dividend"
Played a beautiful socialite opposite Montgomery Clift in George Stevens' "A Place In The Sun"
Played the lead role in "Elephant Walk"
Achieved critical acclaim playing the female lead in George Stevens's "Giant"; co-starred with Rock Hudson and James Dean
Re-teamed with Montgomery Clift for "Raintree County"; earned a Best Actress Academy Award nomination
Co-starred with Paul Newman in Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"; earned a Best Actress Academy Award nomination
Again co-starred with Clift in "Suddenly, Last Summer"; first collaboration with future husband, Eddie Fisher
Won first Academy Award for playing the lead role in "BUtterfield 8"; co-starred then husband Eddie Fisher
Awarded a record setting contract of $1 million to portray the title role in "Cleopatra"
Portrayed the title role of the big-budget feature "Cleopatra"; directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Burton, who played Mark Antony, and Taylor began a much publicized off-screen affair during production
Hosted the CBS TV variety special "Elizabeth Taylor in London"
Re-teamed with then husband Richard Burton in "The Sandpiper"
Played Martha opposite Burton's George in Mike Nichols' adaptation of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Co-starred with Marlon Brando in the John Hudson-directed "Reflections in a Golden Eye"
Again collaborated with Burton for "The Comedians"
Re-teamed with director George Stevens to star in "The Only Game in Town"
Cast opposite Burton and Peter O'Toole in "Under Milk Wood"
Made TV-movie debut in the two-part "Divorce His, Divorce Hers"; again collaborating with Richard Burton
Co-starred with Henry Fonda in "Ash Wednesday"
Last feature film role for 14 years, "The Mirror Crack'd"; also co-starred Rock Hudson
Made Broadway debut in a revival of Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes"; earned a Tony nomination for Best Actress
Co-narrated (with Orson Welles) the Holocaust compilation documentary "Genocide"
Produced a Broadway revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives" starring herself and Richard Burton; produced through a company she formed titled the Elizabeth Theater Group
Played movie gossip columnist Louella Parsons in the TV-movie "Malice in Wonderland"
Launched first fragrance "Passion"
Hosted syndicated TV documentary special "AIDS: The Global Explosion"
Launched second fragrance "White Diamonds"
Lent her voice for baby Maggie's first word on Fox animated series "The Simpsons"
Returned to features for the live-action film "The Flintstones"
Last major acting performance, the ABC TV-movie "These Old Broads" with Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, and Joan Collins