15 Throwback Photos of the Legendary Liza Minnelli
The multi-talented icon turns 75 on March 12
Born to Be Great
Liza Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946, to famed actress Judy Garland and director Vincente Minnelli.
Bring Your Daughter to Work
Here, she visits her mother during recordings of Rodgers and Hart's Words and Music circa 1948. Her first acting role would come when she was just 3; she appeared in the final scene of her mother's film, In the Good Old Summertime.
Ready, Set, Go
In 1950, she hung out with her mom on the set of Summer Stock, sharing a snack with her between takes.
Born to Perform
Minnelli sang with Bobby Darin during the "Give My Regards to Broadway" TV special in 1967.
Like Mother, Like Daughter
They proved to be quite the comedic pairing, with Minnelli joining her mother for plenty of physical bits and performances on The Judy Garland Show. Here, they dress up to sing "Let Me Entertain You" from Gypsy and "Two Lost Souls" from Damn Yankees.
Here, the pair sing "We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together" in coordinating polka-dot and striped ensembles.
Making Her Mark
In 1964, Minnelli recorded her first album for Capitol Records, Liza! Liza! Here, she is pictured in Paris that year.
In 1969, Minnelli appeared in The Sterile Cuckoo, the role that earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the Academy Awards.
Life Is a Cabaret
In 1972, Minnelli starred in the film version of the musical Cabaret as Sally Bowles. No stranger to the theater, she had already won a Tony Award for best leading actress in a musical in 1965. She would go on to win the award again in 1978, plus a special Tony Award in 1974, and a Tony for best special theatrical event in 2009.
Minnelli has released 11 studio albums, from 1964's Liza! Liza! to her 2010 album, Confessions.
And the Oscar Goes To...
In 1973, Minnelli took home the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Sally Bowles in Cabaret. She had previously been nominated in 1970 for her role in The Sterile Cuckoo.
Throughout her career, she's been nominated for five Emmy Awards (winning one), and two Grammys.
Liza with a 'Z'
Minnelli looked incredible in a red sequin number while performing in the 1972 concert film, Liza with a 'Z.' She would go on to win an Emmy for outstanding variety special for the performance.
Sharing a Laugh
In 1991, Minnelli shared a laugh with Princess Diana at a party following a charity film premiere of Stepping Out in London.
From her performances on both stage and film to her illustrious recording career, Minnelli continues to be an icon.