Elizabeth Taylor in one of her most memorable pieces of jewelry.  Diamond tiara Mike Todd said she was his Queen.

Elizabeth Taylor's Most Memorable Jewelry

"When [third husband Mike Todd] gave me this tiara, he said, 'You're my queen, and I think you should have a tiara,'" Elizabeth Taylor wrote in A Life in Jewelry. I think every woman should have a tiara!

There's no one more synonymous with Old Hollywood glamour than Liz Taylor, but there's something special about seeing the icon when all the glitz and diamonds are stripped away. Here, a look back at 46 lesser-known, more candid shots of the actress throughout her life.

46 Rarely Seen Photos of Elizabeth Taylor

Revisited: Elizabeth Taylor's Eight Wedding Dresses | caseywasthere

Revisited: Elizabeth Taylor’s Eight Wedding Dresses

Elizabeth Taylor and Mike Todd married his death. They had one daughter Elizabeth Frances (Liza) Todd.

Elizabeth Taylor and husband Mike Todd -never saw his hair like that!

1958 Press Photo Elizabeth Taylor and husband Mike Todd - mjp42837

Elizabeth Taylor and husband Mike Todd -never saw his hair like that!

Elizabeth Taylor's Cartier ruby and diamond suite, given to her by third husband Mike Todd

Revealed in all its glittering glory: Elizabeth Taylor's £100m collection of gems, gowns and art goes on display at Christie's

Elizabeth Taylor Cartier Ruby Suite The suite of ruby and diamond jewelry by Cartier was a gift from her husband, theater and film producer Mike Todd, on August

Most people think that she only got married to get married as if she was bored with her husbands. It's not true. Her husbands were either terribly abusive or died (or both!).

Most people think that Elizabeth Taylor only got married to get married, as if she was bored with her husbands. Her husbands were either terribly abusive or died (or both!

1957 ELIZABETH TAYLOR Mike Todd greeted in Singapore Press Photo

1957 ELIZABETH TAYLOR Mike Todd greeted in Singapore Press Photo

1956 ELIZABETH TAYLOR and Mike Todd Dating Cocoanut Grove Press Photo

1956 ELIZABETH TAYLOR and Mike Todd Dating Cocoanut Grove Press Photo

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