Her breakthrough film, 1943's "Lassie Come Home."
All grown up: the beauty that dazzled Hollywood.
Her 1950 marriage to Conrad Hilton heir Nicky Hilton lasted only 150 days.
Wed to producer Mike Todd, with couple's best friend Eddie Fisher.
When Todd died in 1958, she caused a scandal by stealing Fisher from actress Debbie Reynolds.
More scandal: An affair on the set of "Cleopatra" led to divorce from Fisher, marriage to Richard Burton.
With close friend Montgomery Clift in 1957's "Raintree County."
The next year, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" with Paul Newman.
She won an Oscar for playing a call girl in 1968's "Butterfield 8." Was it a "sympathy" win for her brush with death during the filming of "Cleopatra"?
Picking up her Oscar from presenter Yul Brynner.
She gained weight and aged herself, leading to an Oscar in 1966 for "Virginia Woolf."
Taylor and Burton had a storming marriage, were wed and divorced twice.
Most recently, she was best friends with Michael Jackson, up until his death in 2009.
Taylor's motto through most of her life: Diamonds are a girl's best friend.
From Lassie to Richard Burton to Michael Jackson, the people and films in La Taylor's legendary life and career.