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Remembering Elizabeth Taylor: Pictures and Biography

Remembering Elizabeth Taylor

A Hollywood legend is gone, as Elizabeth Taylor has died. Here, a look back.

Although Elizabeth Taylor first first appeared on screen at the age of nine, she shot to superstar status at the age of 12 in 1944's National Velvet. Through good times and bad, this violet-eyed beauty's been in the spotlight, making her one of cinema's first lifelong celebrities.

Taylor filmed the bulk of her most successful movies in the 1950s and 1960s, but she is also a longtime AIDS activist, mother, grandmother, and silver screen icon. A winner of two Oscars, the oft-married Taylor was the first actress to be paid one million dollars for a film (1963's Cleopatra), and her personal style has inspired generations of designers.

Taylor suffered bouts of poor health throughout her life, but she always seemed to defy the odds. "Success is a great deodorant," she said. "It takes away all your past smells." Speaking of smells: We can also credit Elizabeth Taylor with creating the first bestselling celebrity perfume of the modern age, the infamous White Diamonds. Her perfumes are still going strong, too, marketed under the Elizabeth Arden brand.


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littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 6 years
She was beautiful. They don't make em like her anymore!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
Such an incredible beauty...
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 6 years
June, I agree. I love how boldly and fully she lived her life. Of course she was physically stunning, but her compassion was the most beautiful thing about her. When many people were vilifying people with AIDS, she was one of few to come forward to raise awareness and funds for people who needed it. There's nobody else like her.
junebrug junebrug 6 years
One of the most beautiful women in the world. She was a dramatic bombshell unapologetically. She'll be missed.
vanityx0kills vanityx0kills 7 years
She's so gorgeous!
Andrene-McLuskie Andrene-McLuskie 8 years
feisty lady.. beauty n brains... wot a looker.. one of the most stunning of her times... will always be admired by all generations... god bless her..
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Lizlee89, check out all of the other women who have been Bella Donnas: www.bellasugar.com/tag/bella+donna
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
one of the most beautiful women ever; but a little obvious, no? I'd luv to see like Raquel Welch or Sophia Loren, someone that is more of an unconventional beauty...
juliarose23 juliarose23 8 years
definitely one of the most beautiful women ever.
areidz areidz 8 years
I adore her dark hair and violet eyes. What a smashing statement to make about health issues! She has done a marvelous job in her career and I adore her fierce brows. She's one to look up to for beauty, grace and theatrics. At the same time, her many husbands might have many of us questioning "Why did she marry them in the first place?" lol It's good to hear she's doing well.
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 8 years
I meant as we are now... and she had alot of health problems even as a kid.
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 8 years
Dark hair and violet eyes are so pretty. I've always wanted her looks. :) No one really ages well in Hollywood. Isn't she in her 80's? None of us will be as good looking in our 80's as we do now.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
She hasn't aged well at all. But, she was pretty then.
Louie Louie 8 years
Absolute classic beauty. So beautiful.
ShedItandGetIt ShedItandGetIt 8 years
I just love her!!
emalove emalove 8 years
My younger sister has always reminded me of her...very similar facial features and full brows like hers.
plasticine1 plasticine1 8 years
she has the best brows!!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
She's always been stunning/
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