Celebrity Transformations Elizabeth Taylor's Changing Looks By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 26, 2016 @ 02:17PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Chris Connor/WENN Elizabeth Taylor's Changing Looks 01 of 25 1947 Bob Landry/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images The ravishing child star star, born Feb. 27, 1932, made her transition to teen flicks with Cynthia and Life with Father. She passed away March 23, 2011. 02 of 25 1949 Rex USA The teenaged Little Women star began to make her transition into adult roles with buoyant waves and a come-hither stare. 03 of 25 1953 Rex USA Taylor drew attention to her strong brows and famous violet eyes with a trendy pixie style in The Girl Who Had Everything. Offscreen, she gave birth to Michael Howard Wilding, her son with second husband Michael Wilding. 04 of 25 1953 Hulton Archive/Getty Images Taylor posed with her hair swept seductively to the side. 05 of 25 1954 Rex USA The star of Rhapsody and Elephant Walk pushed back her short locks with a sweet band of flowers. 06 of 25 1954 Rex USA Classic screen siren Taylor wore her hair in a wavy pageboy the year she starred in The Last Time I Saw Paris and Beau Brummell. 07 of 25 1957 Ipol Archive/IPOL/Globe Photos At the Cannes Film Festival, she wore a diamond tiara courtesy of third husband Mike Todd. 08 of 25 1960 Landov The star of Scent of Mystery hit the town in a flower-covered chapeau alongside fourth husband Eddie Fisher. 09 of 25 1963 Everett Collection Her stylish turn in Cleopatra proved she could carry even the wildest of onscreen looks. 10 of 25 1963 WENN Taylor starred alongside fiance Richard Burton in The V.I.P.s. To play a wealthy socialite, she adorned her glossy bun with her own emeralds. 11 of 25 1964 Sipa For her first wedding to Burton, Taylor topped her ringlets with a headband decorated with daisies. 12 of 25 1966 Ipol Archive/IPOL/Globe Photos She chose a dramatic beaded turban for an Italian awards show. 13 of 25 1967 Ron Galella/WireImage Taylor wore a fur hood to an N.Y.C. press conference for The Taming of the Shrew. 14 of 25 1967 Barry Roberts/BEImages Assuming the role of a bored millionairess in Boom!, she wore a fanciful floral headdress courtesy of Tiziani of Rome designer Karl Lagerfeld. (Offscreen, she picked up her second Oscar from her role in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) 15 of 25 1969 Rex USA The mother of four adopted a bohemian look that included a crown of braids coiled over loose locks. 16 of 25 1970 Globe Photos Even the 69.42-carat Taylor-Burton diamond couldn't compete with her violet eyes. 17 of 25 1985 Everett Collection With her salt-and-pepper pouf and well-defined brows, the 53-year-old took on the '80s looking better than ever. 18 of 25 1986 Maureen Donaldson/Getty Images Perhaps as a nod to her recent nuptials (to seventh husband, Larry Fortensky), Taylor added fresh flowers and trailing white ribbons to her short coif. 19 of 25 1986 Everett Collection A colorful scarf brought out her vibrant lip color in There Must Be a Pony. 20 of 25 1992 Jim Smeal/WireImage The breathtaking 60-year-old presented at the Academy Awards in fuchsia lipstick and lavender lined eyes. 21 of 25 1993 John Barr/Liaison She borrowed a Van Cleef & Arpels diamond daisy necklace in which to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Oscars. After the evening, "Elizabeth Taylor decided it was her good-luck necklace and bought it," the jeweler's Muffie Potter once told InStyle. 22 of 25 1998 KMazur/WireImage Stylish even in strife, Taylor let her hair go strikingly silver following a surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. "True glamour comes from within," she said at an event thrown in her honor by the CFDA. "It radiates from the soul." 23 of 25 1999 Steve Finn/Alpha/Globe Photos She accepted a British Academy Fellowship Film Award with her platinum locks styled in a tousled bouffant. 24 of 25 2002 Allstar/Globe Photos She returned to the Cannes Film Festival with an apricot-hued coif. 25 of 25 2007 Chris Connor/WENN She turned 75 as a cinema legend, the head of a billion dollar fragrance empire, and a tireless fundraiser for AIDS research. Naturally, she wore bombshell red lipstick to her birthday party.