Elizabeth Taylor: 10 Iconic Roles
7. Cleopatra (1963)
Perhaps the most iconic role in all of Taylor’s prolific career. Joseph L. Mankiewicz’ epic was one of the most expensive films of all time (and it’s still up there, if you adjust the budget for inflation).
Taylor’s legendary screen status helps to sell the character of the tempestuous queen of Egypt, and she wears the ridiculously expensive costumes well.
Though the film has its detractors, and it remains a yardstick for troubled productions, it will be forever remembered as the first screen pairing of Taylor and future husband Richard Burton. They went on to make 11 more films together.