It never fails, the minute a celebrity dies, suddenly all the skeletons come out of the closet, or at least the secrets. Just days after Elizabeth Taylor's death, this nude photo of Liz surfaced on the internet. Evidently, the photo was taken of a 24 year-old Liz by her good friend, actor Roddy McDowall, who promised to make the photograph tasteful. Liz loved the photo so much she gave it to her third husband, Mike Todd, as a birthday present.
We love the photo, but what we can't figure out is how this kind of stuff comes out so quickly after a celebrity's death. Aren't her four children protecting her estate and its possessions? Or maybe the photo was in someone else's possession, we don't know... but hey, in the end, it doesn't matter. All that does matter is we have further proof that the legendary beauty was as gorgeous out of her clothes as she was in them. Holla!
(above: taylor with third husband, mike todd, and sons, michael and christopher wilding)