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(1963) With this movie, she became the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. Taylor’s torrid love affair with co-star Richard Burton (who later her became her husband, then her ex and then her husband again) and the movie’s high price tag got most of the ink. But it’s impossible to overlook her sultry performance as the legendary Egyptian queen. While the epic is more about opulence and flash than nuanced acting, Taylor exudes passion, and her indelible image instantly comes to mind when contemplating the ancient monarch. This was one of 11 films she made with Burton.