London: Elizabeth Taylor was one of the stars who turned up to see her fellow dame Julie Andrews perform at the 02 Arena in London.
And in the interval, Taylor, 78, greeted ‘The Sound of Music’ star, 74, in her dressing room.
"Dame Julie, how lovely to see you," the Telegraph quoted her as saying with mock formality as they kissed.
"The pleasure is all mine, Dame Liz. And may I say how marvellous you are looking," replied Andrews.
Taylor retorted with a laugh, saying: "Marvellous? Look at me. I am falling apart."
She later said that she got delayed for the show as a car accompanying hers had got a flat tyre.
However, she was determined to see her old friend performing for the first time in the capital since an operation on her vocal chords in 1997.
"Julie is a fighter – I love that," she said.
Although in poor health, she hummed along cheerfully to Andrews singing songs from Rogers and Hammerstein.
She admitted that she felt "too tired and weak" to undergo any further operations after submitting to more than 100 in the last 25 years.