Ambitious Lisa did not want to be just the daughter of her famous mother. In one of the performances, she specifically began to fake to avoid comparisons with Judy. singer Liza Minnelli has achieved her goal. November 1964 was an important milestone in Minnelli’s life. Garland invited her daughter to perform with her in the London Palladium. Judy did not expect Lisa to outshine her, making her fade against the backdrop of her sparkling youth. Liza Minnelli, willingly or unwittingly, pushed the mother into the background. Two concerts in London were the sunset of one and the rise of another star.
The next step to fame for Liza Minnelli was her work in the movies and the marriage to the young Australian Folksinger Peter Allen. But the mother, who meant so much in Lisa’s life, was not destined to see her daughter’s approaching hour. Judy died from an overdose of sleeping pills. The unrest of these months was reflected in the film “Say that you love me, Juni Moon”, where she played the role of an unhappy girl, whom a jealous boyfriend splashed with sulfuric acid in her face.
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But world fame and glory Lisa brought the main role in the film Bob Voss “Cabaret” – the adaptation of the famous Broadway play. For him, Minnelli won an Oscar. The film was released in 1971 and became the calling card of the actress. Lisa played the cabaret choreographer Sally Bowles, who burns life in the atmosphere of nightclubs, and in the meantime on the ruins of the Weimar Republic Hitler rushes to power.
After the premiere, Lisa began daily to deliver baskets of letters from fans and admirers. The actress looked at them and threw them away. Among others, she somehow got into the hands of an envelope to which the rose was pinned, and the letter itself sounded like this: “If I could ever stand with you in front of one camera”. And the signature: “John Travolta, artist”. A few years later, Minnelli, seeing a film with a new Hollywood star named Travolta, was delighted and asked her agent to contact the actor. At the meeting, Lisa suggested John think about a joint film. “I thought about it six years ago,” Travolta laughed in response and spoke about his letter.
Despite the loud success of the Cabaret, Lisa could not overcome the complex self-doubt. It happened because she constantly compared herself to her famous parents. And, as luck would have it, the two subsequent Minnelli films with the leading singer Lisa Minnellie were not successful. She placed all her hopes on her new role in the retro-musical “New York, New York”, where she worked with the young Robert De Niro. The film, which was shot by renowned director Martin Scorsese, everyone predicted success. And they were not mistaken …
The next nearly twenty years turned out to be not very successful for a rare woman in her talent, in some way copied the fate of her mother: she performed mainly in nightclubs, drank a lot, changed lovers.
In the late 1980s, anxious silence reigned around her name. If Minnelli was remembered, it was not due to creativity, but because of diseases, addiction to alcohol, drug addiction. The reasons for this are not recalled. The behavior of the mother affected the formation of the character and psyche of Lisa.
The Hollywood star was repeatedly treated for alcoholism, it helped, but not for long. At a time when she managed not to drink, Lisa collected all her strength and worked like a man possessed. But it always ended the same way.
Such as all Liza Minnelli
Love has always meant a lot in Liza’s life, but her family life did not develop. Three unsuccessful marriages, several miscarriages, and yet she wanted to have a child. All of America was discussing her numerous high-profile novels – with Robert de Niro, Peter Sellers, singer Liza MinnelliSharlem Aznavour. “With her, just like with Edith Piaf,” the French chansonnier admitted once, “is not love, but not friendship.”
A special theme in Minnelli’s life is her relationship with Mikhail Baryshnikov, the “Russian miracle,” as he was called in America. They performed together, filmed, attended social receptions and cocktails. And then the gap followed, painful for both.
Then a new man appeared in Lisa’s life. Jazz musician Billy Streych, thirteen years younger than her. The fourth husband of the star was David Guest. The wedding was played in March 2002. But after only 16 months, they broke up.
“The role of a woman standing on the edge of the abyss is already behind me. I hope forever. But although I do not drink, do not abuse drugs, do not spend the night in noisy companies and sleep eight hours a day, I am still afraid of a relapse, ”Lisa admitted. The actress does not hesitate to speak frankly about their vices. “I am just like you, like everyone,” she often repeats.
After “Cabaret” Liza Minnelli claimed that the singer Liza Minnellie achieved such a smashing success mainly due to the new hairstyle. “And in general, I believe that a woman can use any means to feel confident in her body.”