Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1967
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Leonora in Secret Ceremony 1968
Madam Conti in North and South 1985
First Character Is A Prostitute. Second Character Is A Madam
Elizabeth Taylor has won two Oscars. Her first Oscar win was for playing a prostitute in BUtterfield 8. Which was discussed earlier in this chapter. But her second hooker role was for Secret Ceremony. As a prostitute, she is still mourning over the death of her daughter. Enter Mia Farrow, a mystery woman who bears a striking resemblance to her daughter. Mia’s character has also suffered the loss of a loved one. Her own mother, who looks a lot like Liz Taylor’s character. The two women quickly form a bond as they move into a mother-daughter relationship. The arrival of the daughter’s stepfather starts to complicate matters among this trio.
Watch the trailer of the film “Secret Ceremony”
In the 1980s Liz would pop up in the odd made for television movie. North and South was the typical big budgeted blockbuster mini-series that TV executive would produce. Newer TV faces would be in the lead. While older stars of yesteryear would be relegated to supporting and cameo roles. Here Liz played Madam Conti, who ran the local bordello. This strictly a cameo and took Liz only one day to film her two scenes.
Watch a scene from the mini-series “North and South”
Elizabeth Taylor won her first Oscar for playing a hooker on film.
Go to Elizabeth Taylor BUtterfield 8 1961 to read her Oscar winning prostitute role.
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