Six Pix: Elizabeth Taylor

Six Pix presents a sextet of movie posters representing a particular actor/director/genre. You pick the one you feel is visually the most artistic or best sums up the film.

For this column’s debut we highlight the films of Elizabeth Taylor.

Elizabeth Taylor Vintage Movie Posters

Included are: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966); Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958); Conspirator (1949); Suddenly, Last Summer (1959); Reflections In A Golden Eye (1967); and Butterfield 8 (1960).

While I feel that Woolf is the most visually arresting movie poster here, in the end I’d have to go with Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. The cat-like Maggie on her bed, burning with pent-up desire for her unaffectionate husband positively sizzles!

Which one do you think is the winner? Should I have included something else? Tell me about it below! (And please feel free to suggest future topics.)


  • wayne

    Suddenly Last Summer, with the famous pic of her on the beach would be my choice for Liz at her hottest! But theyre all good quality depictions of the films, unless you toss out Virginia Wolfe, since it doesnt showcase her sex appeal and is basically a downer of a plotline, but does have its funny moments of battle between her and hubby :) … she had enough acting chops for that not to be a problem at all, though. Its interesting to note, in my humble opinion, that the more skin an actress has to show the less skillful the acting seems to come across as; any other takes on this point?

  • Cynthia LaRochelle

    Butterfield 8 and Cat on a HTR,,,

  • Robert Voss

    Can’t argue with your choice, Jason. I can’t look at the poster of Maggie on that bed and not be aware that only a gay writer such as Williams could possibly imagine such a scenario. Mama mia!

  • Martha Johnson

    The poster for Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is wonderful. I can feel the hot, uncomfortable room…the hard, lumpy mattress…feel her tension and resentment and yearning…Great artistic image!

  • jimy101

    I would definitely say that the black and white poster showing ELizabeth Taylor in a white bathing suit from the movie Suddenly Last Summer is definitely one of her best artistic photos. The poster captures the natural beauty and dramatic pose that is totally Elizabeth Taylor.

  • Alton Robertson

    Without question “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” although “Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?” is my favorite Taylor performance. The poster for “Woolf?” is likewise near perfect. Hey, I doubt even Warners could have gotten away with the tag line, “You are invited to an evening of fun and games, which includes hump the hostess.”
    Dare say, that would have beaten the “Cat” poster!