Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling
Hello, Kai . . . I think Liz had a very, very short lifespan, during which she could be considered to be beautiful, or striking. Between her health troubles, the drinking, drugs, and weight fluctuations . . . Liz went downhill, rather fast. At least, that's my opinion. Very bad taste in clothes and hair assembly, too.
I had only ever seen her in her later years, and couldn't quite figure out what all the fuss was about. Then I saw Ivanhoe, and it became very clear why she was considered a real beauty back in her prime. She was really quite stunning in that movie.
I remember John Belushi on SNL playing Liz in a spoof. It was sad how much he looked like her in her later years.