London: Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has transformed into her favourite heroine Elizabeth Taylor for a new magazine photoshoot.

The 35-year-old star poses as the legendary Hollywood actress, who died in March this year, in a series of snaps shot by famed photographer Mario Testino for a magazine's Heroes issue, according to reports.

In the spread, Winslet sports a uncanny likeness of the 'Cleopatra' icon, as she dons headscarves, turbans and Harry Winston and Chanel gems.

Winslet also describes how Taylor inspired her career.

"There was a real fearlessness in her," she said.