Iconic Spotlight : Liza Minelli, by Terry O’Neill

Liza Minnelli

“These photos are from an interview she was doing in promotion of her Broadway show Liza in 1974. I met her about a decade beforehand, with her mother, the great Judy Garland. Back in 1964, Liza was going to make her debut performance at the Palladium with her mother and I went to see them beforehand to shoot some portraits of mother and daughter. Those performances would later be released as an album and as the old saying goes, a star was born.”

From that moment in 1964, Liza Minelli would become one of the most talented all-round performers, winning the Academy Award and BAFTA for Best Actress for Cabaret, an Emmy Award for her television special Liza with a Z, four Tony Awards and the Grammy Living Legend Award in 1990.

“I always loved seeing Liza but I never knew her that well. She did date a friend of mine, Peter Sellers, for a time. But that didn’t work out.

“She is just fab. That’s the best word to sum her up.”

Extract taken from ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’, available signed by Terry O’Neill from the Iconic Images Store.

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