As a child Liv Tyler was called Liv Rundgren only from the surname of her mother’s companion, Todd Rundgren. In 1986 she met Steven Tyler (Aerosmith lead singer) during a concert of Todd and the two families began dating. Liv discovered the truth about her origins noting that Mia Tyler, Steven’s daughter, looked like her a lot. So it was that the mother, Bebe Buell, told the truth to her and Steven, who then recognized then as a daughter.
Liv in 1991 decided to add the surname of the natural father and then used it as a stage name. In addition to Mia, Liv has two other younger brothers from the side of the father: Chelsea Anna (1989) and Taj Monroe Tallarico (1992).
When she was fourteen she began her career, encouraged by supermodel Paulina Porizkova, a friend of her mother Bebe Buell, also a model. Rapidly Liv appeared on the Seventeen magazine, Interview and Mirabella, but the popularity came in 1994 when she appeared in the popular video clips of Aerosmith Crazy. In the same year came her first films, Silent Fall and Dolly’s Restaurant. Liv then decided to give up her modeling career and giving our all to the movies.
At seventeen she played in her third film, Empire Records, but the real fame came in 1996 when director Bernardo Bertolucci chose her for his Stealing Beauty, in which Tyler gained international recognition for her interpretation of the role of a teenager American who lives her sentimental initiation in Tuscany, Italy.
Her other film are Music Graffiti with Tom Hanks, Armageddon with Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck, Inventing the Abbotts by Pat O’Connor, Cookie’s Fortune and Dr. T and the Women, both of Robert Altman.
Her best known character is Arwen Undomiel, princess of the Elves of Rivendell, in the movie trilogy The Lord of the Rings, from the work of J. R. R. Tolkien.
In 2004 she plays in Jersey Girl, a Kevin Smith movie, starring again opposite Ben Affleck after Armageddon. In 2006 she starred in Steve Buscemi’s independent film Lonesome Jim, starring Casey Affleck. In 2007, she released Reign Over Me, a Mike Binder film, and the following year she stars opposite Scott Speedman in the horror The Strangers.