Icon: Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

0 Posted by On October 3, 2013 In Icons

Although not quite historically accurate, Elizabeth Taylor’s depiction of Cleopatra has entered into the collective subconscious as the true visage of this famous queen. Though the make up is clearly influenced by the—at the time—modern beauty trends of the 1960s, the heavy brows and thick-lined eyes offset with pastel shadows and shimmering jewels have become an iconic and enduring look.

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

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