Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra VII

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Branko van Oppen
by 20th Century Fox
published on 30 January 2020
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The iconic cinematic performance of Elizabeth Taylor in the motion picture Cleopatra (1963) left a lasting impression of the Egyptian queen’s supposed beauty. Despite its emphatic opulence, the movie still implies that Cleopatra could only maintain her relationships with Caesar and Antony due to her physical appearance.

Still of Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra, dir. by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (20th Century Fox, 1963): “My breasts are full of love and life. My hips are rounded and well apart.”

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