One of America’s great actresses, Elizabeth Taylor died today, March 23rd 2011 at the age of 79. Known as one of the great Hollywood Golden Actresses. Besides being known for her acting and beauty, ‘Liz’ lived a private, public life. She was an icon in many ways, the original Maneater, gem collector, AND she always had a certain poise, an ora that exuded femininity, grace and class. But above all of that, she was talented winner of two Academy Awards, warm hearted and was best friends with The King of Pop. Seriously, Queen Elizabeth II made her Dame in 2000. Dame Elizabeth also became a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Honors in 2002. During the 1960s, she won the coveted Oscar for Best Actress twice; for her role as a call girl in 1960’s BUtterfield 8, and for her portrayal of the loudmouth, alcoholic Martha in 1966’s Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, which also earned her the British Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as a New York Film Critics Circle prize. She also made history as the first actress to earn a cool million for a single movie appearance, for 1963’s Cleopatra. Cleopatra had to be my favorite film with her in it, she was stunning. Today, many of us are saddened to know that we’ve lost another great talent, humanitarian and icon. You are missed! <3
February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011
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