The world lost the legendary lavender eye beauty Dame Elizabeth Rosemond “Liz” Taylor at the age of 79 on March 23, 2011, who died due to congestive heart failure. She earned incomparable fame during her film career due to her glamorous looks and real life dramas.
In 1944 the famous movie National Velvet brought Taylor in the lime light of the world cinema. And after this her journey as a top film actress began. Her famous movies include Father of the Bride , A Place in the Sun, Giant ,Butterfield 8 , Cat on a hot Tin Roof , Raintree County ,Suddenly, Last Summer , Cleopatra and many more. Two time Oscars winner Elizabeth Taylor performed in more than 50 movies and her tremendous film career is spanned over six decades. She remained a mesmerizing figure in the minds of her fans around the world who was blessed with extraordinary qualities.
Elizabeth Taylor was born in London, England on 27 February, 1932 and started her film career as a child actress with MGM. She won the best actress award for Butterfield 8 (1960) and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) with actor Richard Burton, whom she would marry twice.She was in a class by herself. She also ruled over the minds of the people and media for her dramatic personal affairs featuring thrilling romances and later recriminations. In her much publicized personal life; she got wed eight times with seven husbands.
But apart from all these controversies Elizabeth Taylor was a great activist for fighting against AIDS. She co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research in 1985, and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1993. She was among the first to speak out on behalf of people living with HIV when others were so reluctant and hesitant to debate and talk bout AIDS. She received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the Legion of Honor, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, who named her seventh on their list of the “Greatest American Screen Legends”.
In her life, Elizabeth Taylor suffered from serious sickness and she was first diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2004. She had more than 20 operations in her life suffering from benign brain tumor, skin cancer, pneumonia and cardiac problems.