Elizabeth Taylor, who died in 2011 at the age of 79, has been in the news lately for a couple of reasons. The petite movie star, who maintained an over-the-top "Old Hollywood" style throughout her lifetime, actually earned more last year than any other deceased celebrity, including Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. Why? A couple of factors account for the fact that the Elizabeth Taylor estate earned $210 million last year. First, Christie's auctioned Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry, clothing, art, and movie memorabilia. Second, the still-popular Elizabeth Taylor perfume line accounted for $75 million.
Another reason that Elizabeth Taylor has been in the news lately is the upcoming Lifetime movie Liz and Dick, which premieres on Lifetime Sunday, November 25, and stars Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor. Despite all her well-publicized troubles, Lindsay Lohan is a good actress, but somehow I just can't imagine her as Elizabeth Taylor.
Pictured: Elizabeth Taylor in 1956
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