07/10/2013 14:26 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Vintage Portfolio: Elizabeth Taylor

When Elizabeth Taylor moved from London to New York at the age of seven, a star was born. Taylor won two Oscars for Best Actress, she married eight times and owned a jewellery collection worth over $115 million. Not bad going for the blue-eyed girl from Hampstead.

After a diamond ring (given to Taylor by her fifth husband Richard Burton) reached over $8 million at auction in 2011, Christie's has confirmed that the dress Taylor wore to marry her first husband, Conrad Hilton, in 1950, will be sold in June. The pearl embellished wedding gown designed by Helen Rose is expected to reach up to £50,000 at their Pop Culture sale.


So - how did this Hollywood star become such a style icon? Here's a look back at Elizabeth's most memorable moments throughout her 60-year career: