The actress who said, "Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses" was Elizabeth Taylor. The comment was made in an interview with Taylor that was conducted by John Higgins, a close friend of the actress. He mentioned two of her popular early movies, one used a dog and the other had a horse. The film “Lassie Come Home” (1943) told the tale of a determined and resourceful dog. “National Velvet” (1944) featured a horse who participated in the Grand National steeplechase.

In 1981 within its newspaper, “The Times” of London was able to published parts of Taylor's interview with Higgins.

Elizabeth Taylor (1932 – 2011) was born in Hampstead, north London, UK and was a child actress who became a major Hollywood film star. She was known for her dazzling beauty and her 8 marriages. She died of heart failure at age 79; she had been in the public eye from the age of 11 and remained there even decades after her last hit movie.

It was reported that she managed to keep people fascinated, by her incandescent beauty, courage, open-natured character, self-deprecating humor, many brushes with death, seesawing weight, many diamonds, and humanitarian causes, all of which often obscured the reason why she was famous. Movie critics noted that she had a tantalizing screen presence, in films such as "A Place in the Sun" (1951), "Giant" (1956), "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof" (1958), "Butterfield 8" (1961), "Cleopatra" (1963), and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966).

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