No, Elizabeth Taylor wasn’t what one would call a paragon of virtue. She had affairs, caused the end of at least one lover’s marriage, caused the end of at least some of her own marriages, was divorced seven times and widowed once. She battled her weight, her health, and perhaps her own demons. But my oh my, those eyes. And she could be absolutely mesmerizing on the screen.
I was just a kid when they made Cleopatra. I remember that there was scandal around it, but I never knew what until I grew up. And although the movie is often panned, I have to confess that I like it for nothing more than the sheer spectacle of it.