Lassie Come Home (1943) featured Taylor as a child artist. On the basis of her performance in Lassie Come Home, MGM signed Taylor for a conventional seven-year contract.
Father of the Bride
She evolved from a child artist to an adult actor. Her first box office success in an adult role came as Kay Banks in the romantic comedy Father of the Bride (1950), alongside Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett.
Raintree County was a 1957 Technicolor film drama about the American Civil War. It was directed by Edward Dmytryk. Elizabeth Taylor was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) was an American melodrama/mystery film based on the play of the same title by Tennessee Williams. Taylor was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in this film.
Butterfield 8 (1960) which co-starred Taylor with her then husband Eddie Fisher was a Metrocolor drama film directed by Daniel Mann. She won her first Academy Award for this film.
Elizabeth Taylor starred in the film Cleopatra in1963. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the film was a turning point in her career. It won many academy and golden globe awards and still continues to be one of the epic films that the world remembers.
Who`s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a lead role for her performance as Martha in Who`s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) in which she worked opposite her then husband Richard Burton.