Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Elizabeth Taylor

Here is Elizabeth Taylor's only known nude photo, taken for her then-fiancée Michael Todd. The striking black and white photo shows her topless. Elizabeth Taylor was 24 at the time and considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. Life-long friend Roddy McDowall, an actor and amateur photographer, convinced her to sit for the photo in 1956. He promised it would be tasteful, like a work of art, and it has been treated as such ever since. Todd, whom she later married and became her third husband, was killed in plane crash 13 months after they wed.


After Todd's death Taylor was said to have given the photo to her assistant and make-up artist Penny Taylor. Collector Jim Shaudis bought the photo in 1980 and it has not been shown in public since. But Shaudis decided to make the photo public after Taylor’s death. Elizabeth Taylor became one of the most photographed women in the world. But there is only one photo like this. Or at least only one that is known to exist.

Courtesy of www.GutterUncensored.com