But after her death from heart failure last week aged 79, he decided to show the image publicly for fans of the star.
Festival Vol 5 Holiday 1960—1961• 'I have the ring on now.
Old friends: Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor, years after her nude picture was taken A devastated Miss Taylor is believed to have given the nude photograph to her assistant and make-up artist Penny Taylor.
Sie hat wirklich etwas, nicht wahr? I suppose this will be the last time I have it on - for a while at least.
A private collector has released the only known picture of the star — then aged 24 — posing nude.
Hollywood great: Elizabeth Taylor in her 1950s prime It has also been claimed that she was the product of an affair and her real father was actually the millionaire Conservative MP Victor Cazalet, who became her godfather.