Flashback Friday: Elizabeth Taylor in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (VIDEO)

Oh, Elizabeth Taylor!

The movie star who defined a generation, epitomized old Hollywood glamour and proved that a pretty face certainly can act is back.

Well, sort of.

This Sunday night, the late, great legend Ms. Taylor lives on in a special Lifetime biopic starring Lindsay Lohan as the icon herself.

Lohan scored the role in Liz & Dick after admittedly begging directors to cast her as the sumptuous star, whom she idolizes. Recently, LiLo has compared herself to Taylor, citing similarities in love life, mother-daughter relationships and a constant presence in the public eye.

To honor the late Elizabeth Taylor, and in remembrance of her brilliant acting career, this week’s Flashback Friday pays tribute to the enigmatic Ms. Taylor and the way she was.

In one of her most critically acclaimed roles, Taylor played Maggie, the beautiful yet invisible wife to her alcoholic, stuck-in-his-glory-days husband Brick (Paul Newman), in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. 

The film adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play was nominated for six Academy Awards, including one for Best Actress.

In this clip, a disillusioned Maggie desperately tries to win the attention of her husband, who has become little more than an empty shell of the man she married. Scorned by her husbands lackluster presence, she compares herself to a “cat on a hot tin roof," a helpless feline constantly getting burned.

Check out the video above for a glimpse of Ms. Old Hollywood Glamour, both stunning and talented.
 

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  • Courtney Puzzo
    Courtney Puzzo

    there's still actresses from her generation still alive and working Vanessa Redgrave & Jane Fonda come to mind readily. casting Lilo as Dame Elizabeth is the worst casting ever Melissa Newman would've been a lot better because she actually knew Liz her entire life due to her parents close friendship with Liz

 
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