Actress and Humanitarian, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, has died at age 79. Born in Hampstead, London, England on February 27, 1932, she was a child star and one of the great Hollywood beauties. She began her career with several Lassie movies and the beloved, “National Velvet.” She went on to star in film classics “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “Butterfield 8,” “Cleopatra,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and many others.
She was nominated five times for an academy award and won twice for Best Actress is a Leading Role for “Butterfield 8” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
Taylor was married 8 times, twice to her great love Richard Burton. About this she was quoted as saying, “I am a very committed wife. And I should be committed too – for being married so many times.”
She holds the record for Life Magazine Covers, having been featured 11 times.
Taylor pioneered the campaign against HIV and AIDS awareness in Hollywood after her good friend Rock Hudson died and The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation has raised millions of dollars for the cause.
About her life she was famously quoted as saying, “Everything was handed to me – looks, fame, wealth, honor, love. I rarely had to fight for anything.” She was also known for saying, “When people say, ‘She’s got everything’, I’ve got one answer – I haven’t had tomorrow.” Rest in Peace Ms. Taylor.