Monday, November 26, 2018

40 Beautiful Photographs of Elizabeth Taylor in Her Teen Years in the 1940s

Unlike most celebrities, Elizabeth Taylor lived nearly her entire life as a famous person. Following her turn in the equestrian epic "National Velvet," her teen years brought her first taste of stardom -- and her first studio contract. Below is a collection of 40 black and white photos showing her beauty in her teen years, in the 1940s.

The 10-year-old Brit lit up the screen in her first film, "There's One Born Every Minute" in 1942.

Elizabeth Taylor, age 10

Elizabeth Taylor from "There's One Born Every Minute" in 1942.

Elizabeth Taylor, age 10 in 1942.

11- year-old Elizabeth Taylor is shown with Lassie around the time of her performance in "Lassie Comes Home" in Los Angeles, 1943.

Elizabeth Taylor in "Lassie Come Home," 1943.

Elizabeth Taylor in "Lassie Come Home," 1943.

Elizabeth Taylor poses in a blouse with a polka dot yoke in 1944.

Elizabeth Taylor is seen during the time that she was filming "National Velvet" in 1944.

Her role as Velvet Brown in the 1944 smash hit "National Velvet" that made Taylor a star at age 12.

Elizabeth Taylor in "National Velvet," 1944.

Taylor captured the nation's hearts as a jodhpur-rocking girl jockey in "National Velvet," 1944.

Elizabeth Taylor, age 13, poses with her own horse after shooting "National Velvet"

Taylor at her desk, 1945.

Portrait of Elizabeth Taylor in 1945.

In 1945, at age 13 and already a veteran of five films, Elizabeth Taylor signs autographs during a charity cricket match at Los Angeles' Gilmore Stadium.

Taylor, age 13, in her bedroom with pet chipmunk Nibbles, 1945.

Taylor signing autographs for her fans at a nightclub in 1946.

Elizabeth Taylor, Sept. 1946.

Taylor played opposite another four-legged friend in "Courage of Lassie".

Elizabeth Taylor returning to England on the Queen Mary in 1947.

With her mother, at home in Los Angeles, 1947.

Elizabeth Taylor showing off, frilly two-piece bathing, 1947.

Elizabeth Taylor, wearing a plaid shirt and jeans rolled up at the cuff with bare feet, holding a poodle and smiling, 1947.

 Elizabeth Taylor in 1947, age 15.

On the set of "Cynthia," 1947.

Taylor at her home in Los Angeles, 1948.  

Taylor in London, 1948.

Reading Look magazine, 1948.

Elizabeth Taylor with Jane Powell in "A Date with Judy," 1948.

Liz Taylor gazes into the distance while wearing an "All America" sweatshirt, 1948.

Elizabeth Taylor in 1948.

Taylor and her mother, Sara — a former stage actress — in 1948.

Liz Taylor, London, 1948.

Elizabeth Taylor surrounded by pigeons in Trafalgar Square, London, November 1948.

Taylor feeds the pigeons in Trafalgar Square, London in November 1948.

An oceanside portrait of Elizabeth Taylor, 1948.

Taylor, age 16, works with her tutor on a movie set, 1948.

Her fame grew when she portrayed Amy in "Little Women," 1949.

Taylor, age 17, poses with photos of her then-beau, 1946 Heisman trophy winner Glenn Davis, 1949.  

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