Elizabeth Taylor: A Life in Ten Pictures

Elizabeth Taylor: A Life in Ten Pictures

Series 1



Elizabeth Taylor’s illustrious career and equally high-profile love life ensured that she was always in the news – her eight marriages, two of them to Richard Burton, played out like a soap opera. But what of the woman behind the headlines? A Life in Ten Pictures tells a deeper and richer story by shedding light on the way that the former child star exerted her independence in a famously controlling industry.

Other snapshots depict the way she opened up about her addiction and health struggles, and also her activism in the fight against Aids.


Elizabeth Taylor's image is known around the world - she was one of the most famous women in Hollywood, but could just a handful of photos uncover new truths about someone we think we all know? This programme takes a journey through the actress's life in 10 photos, with their secrets revealed by those who were there and those who knew Elizabeth Taylor's story best.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Rosalind Eleazar
Director Sarah Howitt
Executive Producer Julia Harrington
Series Producer Chris Wilson
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