Dame Elizabeth Taylor

1 portrait

Dame Elizabeth Taylor, by Yousuf Karsh, 1946 - NPG P254 - © Karsh / Camera Press

© Karsh / Camera Press

Dame Elizabeth Taylor

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1946
13 3/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (340 mm x 267 mm)
Given by Yousuf Karsh, 1984
Primary Collection
NPG P254


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  • Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002), Photographer. Artist associated with 155 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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The career of Elizabeth Taylor, who was made a dame of the British Empire in May 2000, moved with increasing acclaim from roles as a child in films such as National Velvet (1944) and Little Women (1948) to parts in Tennessee Williams adaptations like Suddenly Last Summer (1959) and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). This portrait was taken in 1946 when Taylor was fourteen. Given by the photographer, 1984.

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