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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor - 1932-2011

Elizabeth Taylor, born on Feb 27, 1932 in London of American Parents.Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed screen legend famed for her extraordinary beauty, her tumultuous personal life, including her many marriages

 Eleven-year-old Elizabeth Taylor is shown in this 1943 file photo with Lassie around the time of her performance in the 1943 film "Lassie Comes Home

Elizabeth Taylor feeds the pigeons in Trafalgar Square, London

Elizabeth Taylor  with her sons Michael and Christopher Wilding on her lap, mid 1950's

 Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad Hilton Jr., known as Nicky, pause on the steps of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, Calif., after their wedding ceremony on May 6, 1950

Elizabeth Taylor and husband Conrad Hilton Jr. are pictured during their honeymoon in Paris, May 31, 1950. 

Elizabeth Taylor and her first husband, hotelier Conrad Hilton, at the Savoy Hotel, London 14th June 1950.They divorced in 1951.Conrad was the son of the founders of Hilton Hotels.

Elizabeth Taylor with Michael Wilding just after their wedding.English actor Michael Wilding tied the knot with Elizabeth on 21 February 1952. They had two sons, Michael Howard Wilding and Christopher Edward Wilding. The couple divorced on January 26, 1957

Michael Todd, a theatre and film producer exchanged vows with Elizabeth on February 2, 1957. The couple had a daughter, Elizabeth Frances (Liza) Todd, who was born in August that year. On March 22, 1958, Todd died in an air-plane crash.

Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher apply for a marriage license in Las Vegas, May, 12, 1959.

 Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher are photographed after their wedding ceremony at Temple Beth Sholom in Las Vegas, May 12, 1959

Elizabeth Taylor with husband Eddie Fisher whilst on holiday in Venice.Eddie Fisher, an American singer and entertainer, had divorced his first wife to marry his best friend's widow, Elizabeth Taylor. The wedding took place on May 12, 1959. They ended their relationship on March 6, 1964

Richard Burton was married twice, consecutively, to Elizabeth Taylor on March 15, 1964 which ended on June 26, 1974 and on October 10, 1975. They divorced again on July 29, 1976. Their second marriage occurred sixteen months after their divorce. In 1964, the couple adopted a three-year-old German girl and named her Maria.Richard Burton, who played Marc Anthony to her Cleopatra, and Taylor married nine days after she and Fisher divorced in March 1964. The two went on to costar in 11 movies together, including "The V.I.P.s" (1963), "The Sandpiper," (1965), "Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? (1966 and pictured), "Doctor Faustus" (1967) and "Under Milk Wood" (1972)

 John Warner is an American Republican politician, he married actress Elizabeth Taylor on December 4, 1976. They divorced on November 7, 1982

 Elizabeth was last married to construction worker Larry Fortensky. They got married on October 6, 1991 and five years later on October 31, 1996 they were divorced

Elizabeth Taylor wearing one of the sixty costumes specially designed by Irene Sharaff for her role as the Egyptian queen in the 20th Century Fox epic 'Cleopatra':28th October 1961

Elizabeth Taylor and Rex Harrison are shown in a scene from "Cleopatra." Queen of Egypt.

Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor  in a scene from the movie "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof." (1958).Her role as Maggie "The Cat" in the film led to her second Oscar nomination.

In "The Only Game in Town" (1970), Warren Beatty portrays a compulsive gambler and pianist who falls in love with a Las Vegas chorus line dancer, played by Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor is shown in a scene from "Butterfield 8." (1961)She won her first Academy Award, for best actress in a leading role, for her performance as Gloria Wandrous in the film. 

. Elizabeth Taylor is seen with her Oscar at a presentation party after being named Best Actress for her role in "BUtterfield 8" on April 21, 1961, in Santa Monica, California.

Elizabeth Taylor with the Oscar she won for her performance in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" at the 20th Annual British Film Academy Awards ceremony in London, April 24, 1967

Liza Minelli, left, hugs actress Elizabeth Taylor, who holds her Cecil B. DeMille award, Jan. 27, 1985, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

 Elizabeth Taylor arrives for the 14th Annual Britannia Awards, Nov. 10, 2005, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Taylor received the Britannia Award for Artistic Excellence in International Entertainment.

Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley MacLaine and Debbie Reynolds are shown from a scene in the TV movie "These Old Broads," on Sept. 27, 2000 

Elizabeth Taylor shares a laugh with host Larry King as Taylor's Maltese, named Sugar, looks on during a taping of "Larry King Live" at CNN Studios in Los Angeles, Feb. 3, 2003.
Elizabeth Taylor arrives with Michael Jackson at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, Feb. 16, 1997, prior to the start of her 65th birthday celebration

Elizabeth Taylor arrives for her 75th birthday party at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas on February 27, 2007 in Henderson, Nevada.

Elizabeth Taylor  at Michael Jackson's funeral service, held at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park, on Sept. 3, 2009, in Glendale, Calif.

Elizabeth Taylor, Lord Rowe-Beddoe, President of the Royal Welsh College, and Prince Charles look at a bust of actor Richard Burton during a gala at Buckingham Palace in London, April 29, 2010.

 Elizabeth Taylor died on 23.03.2011 morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from congestive heart failure

She was married 8 times - including twice to actor Richard Burton. She was made a Dame by the Queen of England.
Elizabeth Taylor has won  Best Actress Award at Oscars for her role in "Butterfield 8"(1961) and for her performance in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"(1967)
Elizabeth Taylor was a star at age 12, a bride and a divorcee at 18, a screen goddess at 19 and a widow at 26.
Elizabeth Taylor laid to rest at private service 
Elizabeth Taylor was given a small private funeral service attended by family and close friends in the Los Angeles area on Thursday 24.03.2011, a day after she died of congestive heart failure.She was laid to rest at the Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale, outside Los Angeles — the same place where her close friend, singer Michael Jackson, was buried in 2009.

Elizabeth Taylor was worth between $600 million and $1 billion.Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry collection was about $150 million. She had real estate that was worth at least $130 million.A lot of the money she made was actually in her perfume business - White Diamonds (the perfume). Perfume business was where she made a lot of her money - even last year, $77 million in sales.she was one of the first to get into costume jewelry. She really was a pioneer in that area.She made a lot of money in the movies. She was the first woman to get $1 million for a movie.

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