1| Elizabeth Taylor
According to Rebecca Harrington’s tales of celebrity dieting, I’ll Have What She’s Having, Elizabeth Taylor lived, for many years, high on the hog: peanut butter-and-bacon baguettes for lunch, fried chicken and Jack Daniel’s for dinner. Exercise does not loom large, although one imagines someone so much married went in for a few physical jerks. After she reached nearly 13 stone, there was a diet, and a diet book entitled Elizabeth Takes Off. One recipe combines tuna, grapefruit, tomato paste and mayo; in another, peanut butter again, this time with a steak. Doesn’t sound quite right? Indeed: but you’d go round more for the chat than the grub, wouldn’t you?