Elizabeth Taylor turned 49 in 1981, and she had behind her six marriages and 55 feature films. In November of that year, she would appear on daytime soap "General Hospital" as a mysterious widow. She was also in the final year of her marriage to Republican Congressman John Warner of Virginia. "The Republican women told me, 'You simply cannot wear the purple pantsuit you've been campaigning in anymore,'" she told Michael Kors, later, in Harpers Bazaar. "I ended up in a tweed suit. Me. Little tweed suits. What I won't do for love."
By 1985, after a divorce and a stint in rehab, the actress had fashioned herself into [...]