Hollywood Icon Elizabeth Taylor Died at the Age of 79
Trailer screenshot, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Legendary Hollywood movie star Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79. In the hospital, Liz was surrounded by her four children: Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton.
Elizabeth Taylor was hospitalized six weeks ago, diagnosed with congestive heart failure.
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born to American parents in London, England, on February 27, 1932.
Liz Taylor quickly grew from a beautiful young girl to become one of the silver screen’s most successful leading ladies. In addition to being an incredible actress, Elizabeth Taylor was also one one of the world’s most famous movie stars.
In 1942, Elizabeth at the age of only 10 years old, starred in her first film – There’s One Born Every Minute.
As a twelve-year-old in 1944, Elizabeth Taylor played the role of Velvet Brown,who was a young English girl in love with a horse, in National Velvet.
Liz Taylor, was a two-time Academy Award-winning actress who starred in many hit movies.
In 1955 Liz appeared in the hit Giant with James Dean. Sadly Dean never saw the movie after tragically dying himself in a car accident.
In 1958 Elizabeth starred as Maggie Pollitt in popular movie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
After numerous Academy Award nomination, Elizabeth Taylor finally was given an Oscar in 1960 for her magnificent performance in BUtterfield 8. Taylor played the role of Gloria Wandrous who was a c
Starred in the epic film Cleopatra in 1963, Elizabeth Taylor was part of one of the most expensive productions made up to that point. For her role as Cleopatra, Taylor received a staggering $1,000,000.
As Elizabeth Taylor movie career waned, she became an advocate for helping those in need and made generous contributions to AIDS research.
Taylor’s involvement in AIDS started when her long-time friend, Rock Hudson died in 1985.
In 1991, Liz launched the popular perfume “White Diamonds, which eventually became the most successful celebrity fragrance of all time.
Elizabeth Taylor was also known for her multiple marriages. She acknowledged the challenge she had in relationships and it was partly due to eccentric behavior.
Taylor was married 8 time to seven different men including: Conrad “Nicky” Hilton, Eddie Fisher, John Warner, Larry Fortensky, Michael Todd, Michael Wilding and of course Richard Burton.
The passing of Elizabeth Taylor leaves an emptiness in Hollywood and with her millions of movie fans. Liz was known for her elegance and stunning beauty, especially her piercing violet eyes.