The celebrated movie star Elizabeth Taylor had an astonishing career, covering more than six decades. She had a well-spoken and widely reported personal life, with the star being married eight times. She had four children, and today, her ten grandchildren are all grown up.
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We’ve seen pictures over and over again of celebrity children looking precisely the same as their parents. It practically looks like they could be sisters or brothers in some cases.
But celebrities from the 20th century don’t just have children. Now, many have had grandchildren, and some of them really look like their grandparents.
Did you know that the late Elizabeth Taylor, one of the most iconic actresses of all time, has some of her grandchildren looking exactly like her?
But as much as she was successful in her work, Taylor’s personal life often was described as “scandalous.”
Celebrated actress Elizabeth ”Liz” Taylor had an astonishing career that spanned more than six decades. But as much as she was successful in her work, Taylor’s personal life often was described as “scandalous.”
She was married eight times to seven men, wedding Richard Burton twice, and gave birth to four children: Michael Wilding Jr., Chris Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton. All of her children grew up and formed their own families so that Liz would be blessed with ten beautiful grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
However, the iconic actress suffered greatly during the last years of her life. She’d had injuries, scoliosis, and skin cancer and endured more than 30 surgeries, according to ABC News.
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.
Before passing, Taylor had the blessing of having her kids and grandchildren over at her mansion in Bel Air, Los Angeles. Today there are ten of them, with many working hard to keep Taylor’s legacy alive – so let’s meet all of them!
Laela Wilding is the daughter of Elizabeth’s first child, Michael Wilding Jr. She was born in 1971 and now works as a graphic designer and yoga instructor in Portland, Oregon. Laela grew up in California near her grandmother. As the first grandchild, there weren’t many other grandchildren competing for attention while growing up, and Laela Wilding spent much time with her famous grandmother.
They often hung out on Sundays and 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.
Over the years, a lot of people have also pointed out that Laela is the spitting image of her grandmother. She has also been named the reincarnation of the 1963 Cleopatra actress. What do you think?
Elizabeth Taylor ve oğlu Michael Wilding Jr.dan olan ilk torunu Laela Wilding pic.twitter.com/FvwzmKgljq
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Naomi deLuce Wilding
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.