From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishTaylor, ElizabethElizabeth TaylorTaylor, Elizabeth(1932–2011) a US filmactress who was born in the UK and was famous for her beauty. Her films include National Velvet (1944), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), and Cleopatra (1962). She won two Oscars, for Butterfield 8 (1960) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). She was known for her work in supporting people who have AIDS, and for her many marriages, two of which were to the actor Richard Burton.