Elizabeth Taylor, a well-known movie star, had a remarkable career that spanned more than six decades. The singer was married eight times, and her personal life was well-known and frequently covered. She had four children, and she currently has ten adult grandkids.
We’ve seen photos of offspring of famous people that resemble their parents repeatedly. In certain circumstances, it appears as though they might be brothers or sisters.
However, famous people from the 20th century don’t merely have kids. Now that many people have grandchildren, some of them resemble their grandparents quite a bit.
Did you realize that some of the late Elizabeth Taylor’s grandchildren resemble one of the most famous actors of all time?
Despite her professional success, Taylor’s personal life was frequently referred to as “scandalous.”
Elizabeth “Liz” Taylor, a well-known actress, had a remarkable career that lasted more than six decades. Despite her professional success, Taylor’s personal life was frequently referred to as “scandalous.”
She had four children: Michael Wilding Jr., Chris Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton. She was married eight times to seven different men, twice to Richard Burton.
Liz was fortunate to have ten lovely grandkids and four great-grandchildren because all of her children raised their own families and went on to adulthood.
The renowned actress, however, endured a great deal of suffering in her final years. She had suffered from skin cancer, scoliosis, and injuries.
In 2011, Taylor was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for congestive heart failure. She passed away six weeks later, on Mar. 23, 2011.
Taylor had the good fortune to host her children and grandkids at her Bel Air, Los Angeles, estate before she passed away. Let’s get to know all ten of them since there are currently ten of them and many of them are working hard to preserve Taylor’s legacy.
The first child of Elizabeth, Michael Wilding Jr., is the mother of Laela Wilding. She was born in 1971 and currently resides in Portland, Oregon where she works as a graphic designer and yoga instructor.
In California, Laela grew up close to her grandmother. Laela Wilding spent a lot of time with her renowned grandmother because she was the only granddaughter and there weren’t many other grandchildren vying for her attention as she was growing up.
They frequently gathered on Sundays and on holidays.
Like many of Elizabeth’s grandchildren, Laela has spoken fondly of her late grandmother in several interviews.
”She was that person who saw injustice and started talking about it and never stopped talking about it,” Laela told Today in 2021.
Laela also revealed that her Academy Award-winning grandmother was very hands-on and liked cutting her grandchildren’s hair.
“She would look at you with a sidelong glance and say, ‘Oh honey get me the scissors.’ And she would start with a little snip here a little snip there. She was very artistic. She had a great eye,” Laela recalled.
Many people have noted over the years that Laela resembles her grandmother almost exactly. She has also been referred to as the actress from the 1963 Cleopatra movie. How do you feel?
Naomi deLuce Wilding was born in 1976 and is five years younger than her sister Laela Wilding. Today, Naomi works at the Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles – which she founded in 2014 together with her husband, Anthony Gran. Just like her older sister, Naomi also works closely with the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
“She had an idea that she was responsible for raising the younger generations in the family, you know,” Naomi said about her grandmother. “It was important to her that she instilled those values in us, too.”
Even though she didn’t experience Taylor as an actress, she always looked up to her grandmother.
”I remember sitting on the floor of her dressing room and just watching her get ready — just [watching] this sort of transformation unfold. Just because somebody is a superstar doesn’t also mean that they can’t be a loving, squishy, delicious grandma who was always welcoming us in,” Naomi told Today.
Born in 1983, Caleb Wilding is Elizabeth Taylor’s third grandchild and first grandson. Caleb was adopted by Christopher Wilding and Aileen Getty after several failed pregnancies.
Not much is known about Caleb; he enjoys his life outside the spotlight and is reportedly a fan of motorcycles.
Andrew Wilding was born in 1984 and is Elizabeth Taylor’s second grandson. Unlike his brother Caleb, Andrew followed in his grandmother’s footsteps and pursued a career in the entertainment industry. He has worked as an actor in several productions.
However, Andrew has often chosen to stand behind the camera and is most known for his work as a cinematographer and producer.
Tarquin Wilding was born in 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is Laela and Naomi’s half-brother and the seventh of Taylor’s grandchildren.
Inspired by his famous grandmother, Tarquin decided that he wanted to become an actor. He’s best known for appearing in Silent But Deadly (2012), Shameless (2011), and In Between (2009).
According to himself, Tarquin is an aspiring filmmaker who loves dogs and motorcycles. Like many of Taylor’s grandchildren, he is also involved in the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
”My grandmother was a total badass! I can’t help but be inspired by her unbreakable courage, and boundless generosity. I want to continue her legacy, and be a part of the fight towards securing a better future for those living with HIV/ AIDS, and to one day see an AIDS free generation!”
Born in 1991, Lowell Wilding is the son of Christopher Wilding and his second wife, Margaret Carlton. Today, Lowell is keeping his grandmother’s legacy alive by working on the Elizabeth Taylor Archive. He is also an ambassador for her AIDS foundation.
“I was always in total awe of the good my grandmother was able to accomplish in her lifetime. She could so easily have done nothing, like so many others. Instead she fought, she cared, and she worked for people suffering with HIV/AIDS. I hope to do whatever I can to preserve and continue that legacy,” he said.
Quinn Tivey is the son of Liza Todd, the third child of Elizabeth Taylor, and Hap Tivey. He was born in 1986, but on the contrary to his grandmother, he didn’t grow up on the west coast.
Quinn worked as a busboy and server at a steak house restaurant called The Quarry in Hudson Valley, New York. He later studied film at the University of Southern California, and also holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. In his application to USC, he decided not to drop his grandmother’s name, according to NY Post.
He later would work on the 2010 film The Company Men as an assistant in a movie that starred Ben Affleck. It turned out hat Quinn grew up to be an artist. He recalls growing up, admiring his beloved grandmother.
”I always knew her as grandma, but in her real life, she was still larger than life,” he said in 2019, according to The Morning Show. ”She was an amazing matriarch.”
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he spoke highly about his beloved grandmother as just a grandmother, not the legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor.
“We would lay in bed together, watching movies, chatting — she would give me advice. Those are some of the ways I remember her most,” Quinn said.
Quinn and his grandmother Elizabeth Taylor lived very different lives. However, there is one thing that they definitely shared. Their looks.
You can clearly see the resemblance between grandson and grandmother!
He was born in 1991 and grew up in rural upstate NY together with his parents, Happy Tivey and Liza Todd. Today, he works as a trumpeter, vocalist, and songwriter. Rhys is, of course, also an ambassador for his grandma’s AIDS foundation.
”Without concern for color, culture, or class, my grandmother would acknowledge the soul of every person she met and treat them with great respect. And yet she was never afraid to call out BS if she picked up on it. To reach the level of power and success she did and maintain a genuine concern for others’ wellbeing is truly admirable, and her legacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS embodies that humanitarian passion. Every day, I am inspired by the encouragement she gave me and so many other people,” Rhys says.
Elizabeth Carson’s grandmother loved her just as much as her other grandchildren, despite the fact that she was not Elizabeth Taylor’s biological granddaughter. She was given the name after her grandma in 1982.
”For my junior and senior prom, she did my hair and makeup,” she told Town & Country. “Once, while we were discussing makeup, I told her we should go to Sephora, which turned out to be a terrible idea. We had fun for the first 15 minutes, but then she was recognized, and we quickly had to be escorted out.”
Today, Carson works as a social worker in New York and she’s also an ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
“I work for the Department of Child Protection in New York City, and, I have to say, whenever I hear of a baby born from an HIV+ mother test negative because of advancements in medication and prevention, I am literally brought to tears. I often say a silent thanks to my grandmother because if not for her and other advocates with her shared passion, this may not have been the case today.”
The youngest and last of Taylor’s grandchildren, Richard McKeown is Maria Burton’s son.
There isn’t much information available on him, but it appears that his mother’s filing for a restraining order against Richard’s father during his early years caused him some serious anxiety.
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