Dame Elizabeth Taylor

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor, the enormously succesful film star, was born and raised in the Suburb living in 8 Wildwood Road until she moved in 1939 when she was 7. 

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A collection of notable residents who have lived in or still currently live in Hampstead Garden Suburb.

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In this article from Suburb News it is noted that Elizabeth Taylor, amongst other famous residents, supported the centenary. The other notable figures include a range across the spectrum, from Jonathan Ross to former Labour Politician Peter Mandleson.