Elizabeth Taylor & # 39; s Green Goddess goes for auction: Oscar-winning Rolls-Royce from the 60s, which she painted to match her wedding dress, was expected to raise $ 7 million
- Screen legend requested car in & # 39; smoke green & # 39; to match her 1959 wedding dress
- Her marriage to singer Eddie Fisher marked her fourth time down the aisle
- One of only 20 Silver Cloud II drophead coupes with left-hand drive that were ever built
- In 1962, Green Goddess was brought to Rome, where Taylor filmed Cleopatra
- On the set, the Hollywood legend started affair with her co-star Richard Burton
With two caring owners, in flawless condition and with less than 41,000 kilometers on the clock, another Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II of this caliber would receive a respectable $ 700,000 (£ 557,000) at auction – but if the loved one is tailor-made made car for Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor, that figure could be 10 times higher if it falls under the hammer the following month.
Screen siren Taylor had the beautiful car driven in 1960 and asked the color in & # 39; smoke green & # 39; to match the wedding dress she wore a year earlier at her marriage to singer Eddie Fisher.
The car was shipped to her home in New York, with the Oscar-winning star being the nickname & # 39; Green Goddess & # 39; gave because of its unique hue.
Unique: Elizabeth Taylor's Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II in & # 39; smoke green & # 39; can be auctioned
It was one of only 20 Silver Cloud II three-headed left-hand drive coupes ever built and had the personalized license plate, LIZ SC2.
Two years later, Fisher – who was named the original owner of the car – traveled with Taylor to Rome for the film adaptation of Cleopatara and took the Green Goddess.
She made an overwhelming $ 1 million fee for her leadership role, Taylor becoming the highest paid artist ever in Hollywood history.
According to the car's fascinating history, Fisher damaged the Rolls Royce fender while rushing to the film set in Rome.
The prang, however, was the least of Fisher & # 39; s concerns, as it was when he was on set Cleopatra that Taylor met and started an affair with her co-star, Richard Burton.
Queen of Green: Taylor wore her favorite color at her wedding with Eddie Fisher in 1959
Dress to impress: Taylor has started using her new Rolls-Royce in the same color as her dress
Here comes the bride: When Taylor married Fisher in 1959, it was her fourth time in the aisle
In 1964 – and only 34 left – Taylor left Fisher and left the aisle for the fifth time to marry Burton, who would often be seen at the helm of the famous Green Goddess.
The star of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and BUtterfield 8 would marry three more times in her life, intriguing on one occasion to remarry Burton, a year after he was divorced from him in 1974.
As for the Green Goddess, Taylor owned the car for nearly 20 years before selling it to a California-based fan in the 1970s.
Biggest love: Taylor met Richard Burton on the Cleopatra set in Rome and started an affair
With 40,644 miles on the clock, the car is expected to raise $ 7million (£ 5.6m) if it goes under the hammer on August 6 in Pierre Hotel, New York, where Taylor and Fisher were living when the car was ordered.
Arlan Ettinger, the founder of Guernsey & # 39; s auction house, told Dalya Alberge of The Sunday Telegraph: & # 39; The combination of this beautiful Rolls Royce and Liz Taylor & # 39; s car makes it double special. It has a fascinating history.
& # 39; Unlike many celebrities who own a car for a short time and then pass it on, it was identified with this car. & # 39;
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