Friday, April 08, 2011
With the death of Elizabeth Taylor on March 23, the world lost one of its most glamorous stars, a woman of supreme talent, beauty and humanity. A two-time Oscar winner, she used her spotlight to promote social causes; she became the first celebrity AIDS activist, and raised over $100 million for that cause.
In her over 7 decades in the public eye, Elizabeth Taylor's style made headlines. Her on-screen looks ranged from her sweet child-star image in National Velvet (1944), to the overtly sensual style of Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), to the lavish historical costuming for her title role in Cleopatra (1960), and to her transformation into the vitriolic middle-aged housewife Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966). Off screen, Elizabeth Taylor showed considerable glamour, drama and panache. Passionate about jewelry, she acquired a splendid and important collection.
Richard Burton, describing the first time he saw Taylor in 1952, said "she was unquestionably gorgeous...She was lavish. She was a dark unyielding largesse. She was, in short, too bloody much."
Some have described Elizabeth Taylor as the last great movie star, and with her death comes the end of an era.
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