Thanks to Nudiarist, I now know that this is not the “only known nude photograph” of Elizabeth Taylor. As a matter of fact, it’s not Elizabeth Taylor at all.
According to the widow of the photographer who actually took this photo (Peter Gowland – Not Roddy McDowall), the lovely woman in the photo is a dancer named Lee Evans.
“It is an absolute falsehood that it is Elizabeth Taylor,” said Alice Gowland, the widow of photographer Peter Gowland, who actually took the picture nearly 70 years ago,according to London’s Telegraph.
A woman named Lee Evans is the person in the photo, she said. Little is known about her, except what few details were included with the photo in a collection of Gowland’s photos published in 2001.
I thought some of the details seemed a bit Hollywood, but it was a nice story.