The 1960s saw Taylor’s talent recognized with two Oscars for best actress, for BUtterfield 8 (1960) and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966). Taylor is seen here in her parents’ home in Bel Air, during an interview with her husband Richard Burton in 1970.
Taylor was married to three different men in the period from the 1960s to the 1980s and lived in a number of different homes. She and Eddie Fisher lived in Gstaad, Switzerland, while she lived in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with Richard Burton. The couple would later live aboard the yacht Kalizma, which Burton purchased in 1967. She also lived on a farm in Virginia and in a townhouse in Georgetown, in Washington, D.C., during her marriage to John Warner. In 1981 she purchased a California ranch-style home in Bel Air, where the photo above was taken in 1987.
The 1990s to 2011: A Private Bel Air Retreat
700 Nimes Road in Bel Air was Taylor’s final house. The six-bedroom estate, which was previously the home of Nancy Sinatra, served as Taylor’s primary residence from 1981 until her death in 2011. She worked with friend and interior designer Waldo Fernandez to craft the abode’s opulent interiors, and filled the home with art, including an Andy Warhol portrait of herself on the living room wall. The dwelling featured a trophy room, where Taylor kept the many accolades she accrued over her decades in show business, a lush garden, and a dressing room with “thousands of shoes,” per friend and iconic fashion designer Valentino.
This story originally appeared on AD France.