#10: ELIZABETH TAYLOR AS LESLIE BENEDICT IN GIANT (1956)
Young folks might see Liz Taylor as Michael Jackson’s older friend, and that’s a damn shame. Not only was she one of Hollywood’s best actresses back in her prime, she was also one of the town’s finest women. In Giant, she swipes the hearts of two A-list leading men, Rock Hudson and James Dean. Dean was killed in a car accident before the film’s release, making Taylor the enigmatic legend’s last big-screen fling. We can think of a few worse ways to end a career, prematurely or otherwise.