Elizabeth Taylor, a name was synonymous with Hollywood glamour, a global super star who dazzled & capture the hearts of moviegoers with her out of this world beauty & elegance has died on today March 23, 2011 due to congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles at age 79.
Born Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor in London, England, on February 27, 1932, to American parents, Taylor left England with her family on the eve of World War II and relocated to Los Angeles. Her first big film was "Lassie Come Home," and 1944 hit film "National Velvet." She continued working steadily throughout the late 1940s and '50s, becoming known as one of the world's great beauties thanks to her piercing violet-colored eyes and alluring gaze.
Elizabeth Taylor with Lassie
Elizabeth Taylor in "National Velvet" 1944
Taylor finally got her award in 1960 for her peerless performance in "Butterfield 8", in which she played Gloria Wandrous, a call girl who gets entangled with a married man.
One of her most famous films was the 1963 epic "Cleopatra", one of the most expensive movies of all time when it was filmed. She met her future husband Richard Burton on the set and the two began a torrid affair that scandalized Hollywood because both she and Burton were married to other people. Burton would later become her fifth (and sixth) husband after the couple divorced in 1974 after 10 years of marriage and then remarried in 1975 only to divorce again the next year.
Here is the video from the film “Cleopatra” when she entered Rome, it is just the most fabulous scene in the whole movie!
She won a second Oscar in 1966 for her role in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?" That would mark the last of her major big-screen roles. Although she continued to sporadically make movie and TV appearances in the 1970s and '80s, Taylor would never again reach such a pinnacle of fame.
Elizabeth Taylor won the Oscar Best Actress in 1967 for her role in "Who is afraid of Virginia Woolf"
Later on, she launched her own brand of Perfumes, “White Diamonds” & “Passion” are two of her most successful perfumes and making her millions of dollars each year on sales!