An Intimate Look Inside Elizabeth Taylor's Stunning Beverly Hills Home
The Shoe Closet
Although she never met the legendary star, photographer Catherine Opie was given unprecedented access to Elizabeth Taylor's Beverly Hills home shortly before and after the actress' death in March 2011, and shares her poignant photographs in her new book, 700 Nimes Road. Here, Taylor's expansive, ultra-feminine shoe closet can be seen.
LIVING ROOM NORTH VIEW
Taylor's personal art collection included works by Vincent van Gogh and Edgar Degas.
Richard Burton gave Taylor the iconic Krupp Diamond in 1968. After her death, the jewel sold for $8.8 million.
Taylor was a passionate AIDS activist and co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research (better known as amfAR) and started The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
Opie spent six months photographing Taylor's intimate personal belongings.
FANG AND CHANEL
Even Taylor's cat was intrigued by her owner's unbelievably vast Chanel shoe collection.
THE QUEST FOR JAPANESE BEEF
A mysterious message is seen written in lipstick above Taylor's many perfumes and jewels.
Taylor's kitchen had a quainter feel than the rest of her home.
The icon's closet was filled with opulent furs and silks.