Elizabeth Taylor with her four children, along with her daughters in law, on the day she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II.

To my kids I’m not Elizabeth Taylor at all; I’m not anybody other than ‘Mommie.” Michael and I were once walking along the street in Puerto Vallarta. He said, “Mommie, everybody’s looking at you because you’re so pretty.” I thought that was so sweet, so dear. He really can believe that. He didn’t know yet that I was an oddity, some kind of side show. They still don’t know that a lot of people loathe my guts.

— Elizabeth Taylor