Goodbye Elizabeth…

23 Mar

One of the world’s greatest icons has passed away.

She was one of the most talented and beautiful women in Hollywood – I am talking of course about Elizabeth Taylor.
Starting her career at the tender age of 10, the young Elizabeth impressed executives at Universal Pictures so much they snapped her up.  After being dropped by them after her first film ‘There’s one born every minute’ she was signed with MGM. In 1944 her forth film made her a house hold name. ‘National Velvet’ took millions at the box office.

By the time she was 22 she was considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world.

In 1956 she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Susanna Drake in ‘Raintree Country’.  She went on to receive a further two nominations before winning Best Actress with her performance in ‘Butterfield8’

Some say, her best ever performance was that of Martha in the 1966 film ‘Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf.

I have to say, however, one of my favourite films and certainly my favourite of her performances would have to be Cleopatra. Filmed in 1963 it was one of the most expensive films made to date at that time.

She went on to make countless feature films, television programmes and public appearances throughout her life.

Her fiery personal life went hand in hand with her career. Five out of her eight marriages were to members of the entertainment industry.

In 1993 Elizabeth won a humanitarian oscar after establishing…

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF).

Since its inception, the Foundation has raised funds for HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout the world, providing critically needed support services and prevention education.

Elizabeth Taylor was an inspiration to many and will continue to inspire me throughout my life for her beauty, grace, style, generosity and talent.

Elizabeth Roesmond Taylor will forever be remembered as one of the greatest Hollywood Legends. The last of the ‘Old Studio’ Hollywood greats, her beauty and talent will forever be admired and her memory will live on.

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
27th February 1932 – 23rd March 2011


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