Elizabeth Taylor became the highest-paid movie star to date when she accepted $1 million to play the title role in 'Cleopatra'. The 1963 film starred her as the legendary Egyptian queen, and Taylor's future husband, Richard Burton, as Marc Antony. The two created a movie magazine scandal (like tabloid exploits today) when they started dating, despite both being married to other people.
But on to fashion. Prolific costume designer Renie won an Oscar for her work on the film, and she was nominated for another four Academy Awards. Renie got her start in the industry by designing theatre sets and then being a sketch artist for Paramount. We guess being able to do it all helps!
"I'm so hungry I could eat my foot!" one of my friends usually says when she's famished, apparently feeling too dainty to go for the more traditional (sizeable) portion for sayings, a horse. Well, you know what's one step more ladylike? Eating your dress. Until a hunger pang leaves you naked.
The eighth-annual Sweet Charity fashion show was this week in Washington, and designs made from sugar and chocolate left Naomi and I with rumbling stomachs. We'll take the Cleopatra bra as a starter, the flapper dress as a main and the fairy wings as dessert.
Because you always need a little nosh when you're out and about in your pink beer-can print Vena Cava dress. The designer, who created the line in 2004 with Lisa Mayock, talks to Lottie + Doof about domestic things like bacon chocolate, having dinner with Cleopatra and her aversion to Chinese cuisine.
Plus, she comes up with perhaps the only food joke that was ever funny.