Child star: Taylor was groomed for stardom by her domineering mother Sara, pictured here together in 1937

The brutal mother who forced Liz Taylor to cry on cue... and drove her into the arms of a wife-beater

Elizabeth Taylor in Tiara - so pretty!

Elizabeth Taylor wearing the Mike Todd antique diamond tiara to the Oscars in He gave it to her because it was "fit for a queen". Mike Todd, Elizabeth's third husband, had produced the movie Around the World in 80 Days which won for Best Picture.