• Liv’s mother named her after Liv Ullmann because she was on the cover of TV Guide the week Liv was born.
• Chosen by “People” magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. (1997)
• A cameo role in Everyone Says I Love You, a musical directed by Woody Allen, was cut; Allen was impressed enough by her performance to write a personal letter explaining that her part was cut in editing.
• Her half-sister, Mia Tyler, is a fashion model for Lane Bryant.
Armageddon opened on her 21st birthday.
• Is dyslexic.
• Aerosmith’s video for “Crazy”, in which Liv co-starred with Alicia Silverstone, was voted #23 in VH1’s top 100 music videos of all time.
• During filming for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, she left her pair of prosthetic ears on the dashboard of her car. When she returned, they had melted.
• Wears a size 10 shoe.
• Quit smoking after starting at age 14. (2002)
• Voted the 6th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine (September 2002)
• Measurements: 34B-25-38
• Didn’t meet her father until 1988.
• Her name Liv means ‘life’ in Norwegian, Swedish and Danish.
• Learned swordfighting for her role as Arwen in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. But the script was changed and she never got to use her skills.
• Was nicknamed Liv Taylor by film critics and the media when she first began acting because her dark hair and striking blue eyes reminded them of Elizabeth Taylor.
• The decision to cast her in the video for “Crazy” was based on seeing her Pantene commercial, with absolutely no knowledge her father was in the band.
• Was born at 6:08 a.m.
• She got married in Barbados.
• Voted #2 in TheAge.com’s Top 100: Natural Beauties of all time. (Audrey Hepburn took the top spot)
• Ex-sister-in-law of Dave Buckner.
• Her son Milo was born on the same day as the release of the Platinum Series Special Extended Edition of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (December 14, 2004).
• She has never taken acting lessons.
• On a TV documentary about the making of the Lord of the Rings movies, she said she really liked delivering her lines when they were in the fictional Elvish language.
• Used to be a vegetarian.
• Has a liking for the English food called Yorkshire pudding and apparently makes them herself.
• Recorded a song for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, but because Peter Jackson didn’t feel the song was right for the intended scene, he put it into the extended edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Since then, Liv has stated how much she enjoyed singing and recording and how she has always felt a strong relationship towards music.
• Best friends with Kate Hudson.
• Godmother of Marlon Richards’s (Keith Richards’s son) children.
• Granddaughter of etiquette books author Dorothea Johnson.
• Is only eight years younger than Cate Blanchett, but plays her granddaughter in The Lord of the Rings.
• She and her Lord of the Rings cast mate, John Rhys-Davies, have both appeared in films about the Incredible Hulk. Rhys-Davies plays “Wilson Fisk”, AKA The Kingpin, in The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, while Tyler played “Betty Ross” in The Incredible Hulk. Daredevil and Kingpin have also been played by her Armageddon cast mates, Ben Affleck and Michael Clarke Duncan.
• Friend of Orlando Bloom, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Moss.
• Ex-stepdaughter of Cyrinda Foxe and Teresa Barrick.
• Believed until she was 8 years old that Todd Rundgren was her father. Rundgren and Liv’s mother were in a relationship when Liv was born and conceived.
• Considers Todd Rundgren, whom she believed to be her father until she was 8 years old, as her “spiritual dad”.
• Her two “dads” Steven Tyler and Todd Rundgren met for the first time at her wedding to Royston Langdon.