Liza Todd


Liza Todd is an American sculptor who has been in the limelight for her showbiz family. Initially, Todd is known worldwide as the daughter of the late superstar Elizabeth Taylor and Mike Todd.

Her mother Taylor, who started her career as a child actress, was one of the famous stars of the classic Hollywood cinema of her generation. Likewise, her father Mike was an American film and theater producer who was popular for producing Around the world in 80 days for which the producer even won an Academy Award for Best Picture. Sadly both have passed away.

Here we will talk about Liza’s childhood, family, personal life, husband, children and more. Continue reading the article to find out some interesting and unknown facts about Elizabeth Taylor’s daughter Liza Todd.

Has Liza Todd been adopted? Who are her real parents?

Liza’s real name is Elizabeth Frances Todd. She was born on August 6, 1957, in New York, United States. At the time of her birth, she weighed four pounds and 14 ounces. As of 2022, she will be 65 years old.

Liza is the only child of the late actress Elizabeth Taylor and Mike Todd. Her father, a theater impresario/film producer, died in a plane crash on March 22, 1958when she was only one year old.

Elizabeth Taylor and Mike Todd's Only Child, Liza Todd
Liza Todd with her parents, Elizabeth Taylor and Mike Todd

Because she didn’t know Mike was her biological father, she assumed… Richard Burton was her “real father” who adopted her.

How many brothers and sisters does she have?

Todd has a total of four siblings. She has two half-brothers: Michael Wilding Jr. and Christopher Edward Wilding. Her half brother Michael is the father of three children Tarquin, Naomi Wildingand Laela Wilding.

She is also a sister of the actress Kate Burton. Likewise, their father, Richard Burton, also adopted a German orphan, Maria Burton Carson (designer and philanthropist).

Academic Qualifications

En route to Todd’s education, she graduated from Hornsey College of Art in London. She also attended the Otis Institute in Los Angeles.

Career Insight: Liza Todd is a Sculptor

The star child immediately embarked on her professional journey as a sculptor after completing her training in 1979. Her love of horses influenced her to choose a creative career as she started working on bronze equestrian sculptures.

The owners of some purebred racing sponsors even gave her private assignments for her images. She then worked on monuments such as a life-size calf in bronze for the village of Gstaad. Likewise, she carved out a life-sized rescue dog using debris from the World Trade Center in memory of the September 11 attack.

Elizabeth Taylor's daughter Liza Toddo
Star child Liza Todd is a sculptor

In 2016, Todd then moved to African wildlife under South Africa’s elephant orphanage, HERD, where she worked primarily for elephants. From the artwork she created for From Line to Shape: The Jabulani Elephants Exhibition, she gradually built rescue scarves with elephant and cheetah designs. Proceeds from the exhibition were donated to South Africa to save endangered animals such as cheetahs and elephants.

In addition to following her passion, at the age of 12, Liza acted in the film Anne of the Thousand Days in the year 1969. At that time, a reporter asked her if she is pursuing her career in the acting industry like her mother, and she denied it right away.

Who is Liza Todd’s husband?

In 1984, Liza Todd was married to Hap Tivey. By profession, her former husband is an artist and teacher. The couple exchanged wedding vows in a private ceremony in the presence of her family and friends.

For nearly two decades, the duo lived on 55 acres of lush Valley forest in a retro Manhattan farmhouse (now sold). Unfortunately, things started to get bitter between them and they decided to end their marriage. They are officially divorced in the year 2003.

Does she have children?

The star child shares two children with her ex-husband Hap. Together the couple has two sons, Quinn Tivey and Rhys Tivey. Both of their children are active in the entertainment industry.

Liza first gave birth to Quinn Tivey in the year 1986. Like his mother, he never used his grandmother’s name for anything that included an application to the University of Southern California, where he studied film. In 2010 he even worked as an assistant for one of the producers in the film The company men starring ben Affleck.

During his teens, he also worked as a server at steakhouse The Quarry in Hudon Valley. This really shows how Liza’s son doesn’t use his grandmother’s name for anything.

On the other hand, Todd’s second son, Rhys Tivey, was born in 1992 and is a graduate of New York University. He is a talented jazz musician who performs weekly at Gallagher’s Steak House in Times Square. At his grandmother’s funeral, he even played a performance of “Amazing Grace” on his trumpet.

Liza Todd’s Kids Works ETAF

Liza Todd’s children, including her, work for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Not only she, but all relatives of the legendary actress are also ambassadors of charities.

To continue Elizabeth’s legacy, all of her children and grandchildren, including Michael Wilding Jr., Laela Wilding and Naomi deLuce Wilding, are working for an AIDS-free world.

The Ambassadors of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
Liza Todd’s family are the ambassadors of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

It has been years since the family has worked on various projects as social activists. They have actively participated in programs such as AIDSWatch and America’s largest annual HIV/AIDS advocacy events.

In addition, the Tivey brothers also helped plan and attend awareness programs such as the National HIV Testing Day Event at the Abbey, The International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.

Her post-divorce life: where is Liza Todd now?

The star child still shares a friendly relationship with her ex-husband Tivey. Although the couple divorced in the early 2000s, they still have good contacts. Plus, they live just a few miles from each other in upstate New York.

As a celebrity kid, Liza always grabbed media attention growing up, which is why she chose to stay away as an adult. She prefers to live a quiet life and so her current married life and her life after the divorce are hidden.

What is Liza Todd’s net worth?

The star child is said to collect a good amount of money as a sculptor. She belongs to a wealthy family and no doubt lives a luxurious lifestyle.

According to CBS News, her late mother Elizabeth Taylor had a net worth of between $600 million and $1 billion at the time of her death. According to reports, Liza shares her mother’s life with her siblings and their children earnings/inheritance.


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