Elizabeth Taylor
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Before Elizabeth Taylor played Cleopatra or acted alongside Paul Newman in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, she was one of the most successful child stars of her time. Taylor lit up the screen in her first film, There's One Born Every Minute, but it was her role as a girl jockey in National Velvet at age twelve that really launched her to fame. InStyle put together a gallery of some of the most iconic moments from Elizabeth Taylor's child star days, including her famous violet eyes (shown in 1945), her appearance in Courage of Lassie, and her turn as Amy March in the 1949 adaptation of Little Women. Click here to read more about her early roles.