March 23, 2011

R.I.P. - Elizabeth Taylor - She was 79

National Velvet (1944)

Giant (1956)

Cleopatra (1963)

White Diamonds perfume (1991)

Her family has asked that contributions be made to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in lieu of flowers. Personal messages should be directed to Taylor's Facebook page.

Taylor was born in northwest London to American parents in 1932. She appeared in her first movie, There's One Born Every Minute, when she was nine years old.

She rose to fame at age 12 with box office hit National Velvet. As an adult, she won acclaim for 1951's A Place in the Sun. She earned beast actress Oscar nominations for Raintree Country, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Suddenly, Last Summer. One of her most famous roles Cleopatra in 1963. She starred in more than 50 films.

Taylor won two Oscars, for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Butterfield 8.

The Hollywood Reporter 3/22/11

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