The epitome of Hollywood luxury and style, Elizabeth Taylor was an Oscar-winning actress who had it all. Taylor’s marriage with American singer Eddie Fisher was well-known because of her rare emerald green 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II convertible. The car, nicknamed Green Goddess, was custom-made for Taylor in 1960. The color was chosen by the Cleopatra actress to match the gown she wore during her wedding to Fisher, and it was also Taylor’s favorite color.
Next month, fans will have a chance to own and ride in Taylor’s beloved convertible – which she drove for 20 years. The Green Goddess, symbolizing a perfect blend of vintage and luxury, will be going up for auction at the Pierre Hotel in New York City – Fisher and Taylor’s old home – on August 6, 2019. With just 40,000 miles on the left-hand drive, the car is equipped with new leather interiors, a rebuilt engine, and a new convertible top. Taylor’s Rolls Royce was made in England and then shipped to her house in America.
Only two-time owned, the Oscar-winning actress’ car is currently valued at USD649,000. Although, the attachment of a celebrity’s name always has an enormous impact on the selling price of the item. Taylor’s La Peregrina diamond and ruby necklace which was valued at less than USD1,000,000 was auctioned off for over USD11,000,000; 11 times the original value.
Often, Fisher would be seen driving Taylor to the sets of Cleopatra – one of the biggest movie productions at the time – in Rome. After she divorced Fisher, Taylor married her Cleopatra co-star Richard Burton in 1964, and of course, she kept her Rolls Royce.
Also at the auction is Taylor’s fringed rhinestone, pale-pink, and rectangular-shaped Christian Louboutin bag. It is embroidered with yellow and amber diamond rhinestones, with the front featuring a unique zig-zag pattern. If buyers want more, the Butterfield 8 actress’s green silk evening dress by Gianni Versace – labeled “Atelier Versace” – is also included in the auction.