Lindsay Lohan "treasures" a piece of jewellery given to her by Dame Elizabeth Taylor.
The actress revealed that the late Hollywood legend sent her one of her own rings as a token of support.
Lindsay is set to portray the iconic actress in a movie about her relationship with Richard Burton and said the ring helped her connect to the role.
"I treasure it," Lindsay told British newspaper The Daily Mail. "It came with this beautiful note, hand-written by Elizabeth Taylor, which was very encouraging about my work - and that work is something I should concentrate on. It's a costume ring! It has a cognac-coloured stone with precious stones set round it. After I was sent it, I put the ring, and the letter, away in a safe place so I wouldn't lose it. But I took them out recently when I was asked to portray her. It's a tiny connection to her."
Lindsay also discussed how she is going to transform into Elizabeth on set with the help of one of her original make-up artists.
The hair team is still deciding whether to dye her bleached blonde mane black or whether she will be wearing wigs.
She added that she is going to wear contact lenses to match the diva's legendary violet eyes.
"We're discussing all of that, and I'm working with a make-up designer who worked with her," she said.