An Intimate Look Inside Elizabeth Taylor's Stunning Beverly Hills Home

01 of 09

The Shoe Closet

The Shoe Closet
Catherine Opie/Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin, New York & Hong Kong

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.

02 of 09

LIVING ROOM NORTH VIEW

LIVING ROOM NORTH VIEW
Catherine Opie/Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin, New York & Hong Kong

Taylor's personal art collection included works by Vincent van Gogh and Edgar Degas.

03 of 09

KRUPP DIAMOND

KRUPP DIAMOND
Catherine Opie/Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin, New York & Hong Kong

Richard Burton gave Taylor the iconic Krupp Diamond in 1968. After her death, the jewel sold for $8.8 million.

04 of 09

AIDS ACTIVIST

AIDS ACTIVIST
Catherine Opie/Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin, New York & Hong Kong

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.

05 of 09

MINE!

MINE!
Catherine Opie/Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin, New York & Hong Kong

Opie spent six months photographing Taylor's intimate personal belongings.

06 of 09

FANG AND CHANEL

FANG AND CHANEL
Catherine Opie/Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin, New York & Hong Kong

Even Taylor's cat was intrigued by her owner's unbelievably vast Chanel shoe collection.

07 of 09

THE QUEST FOR JAPANESE BEEF

THE QUEST FOR JAPANESE BEEF
Catherine Opie/Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin, New York & Hong Kong

A mysterious message is seen written in lipstick above Taylor's many perfumes and jewels.

08 of 09

KITCHEN TABLE

KITCHEN TABLE
Catherine Opie/Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin, New York & Hong Kong

Taylor's kitchen had a quainter feel than the rest of her home.

09 of 09

CLOSET #9

CLOSET #9
Catherine Opie/Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin, New York & Hong Kong

The icon's closet was filled with opulent furs and silks.

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