Monday, March 28, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011), often referred to as Liz Taylor, was an English-born American actress. She first became famous as a child actress, and was later recognized for her superior acting talent and striking beauty, especially with her violet eyes. Taylor's much publicized private life included eight marriages and several life-threatening illnesses. She used her stardom to promote many social causes, among them AIDS research. As a two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress, Taylor is considered one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. The American Film Institute named her seventh on its Female Legends list.