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In Memory of Hollywood’s Biggest Icon: Elizabeth Taylor

ElizabethThe stunning violet eyes of Elizabeth Taylor got it’s first glimpse of this world on February 27, 1932. She lived a beautiful 79 years and died on March 23, 2011 after having acted in 50 movies. Tomorrow marks her second death anniversary so here’s a blog dedicated to the icon!

She was truly one born with the blood of an entertainer, she even performed a recital for Princess Elizabeth and Margeret at the tender age of three. By the age of 12, Liz Taylor was already a huge star in Hollywood. Blessed not only with talent but with perfect beauty too, she was the hottest item of Hollywood’s golden age. Read on to know more about Liz Taylor, you may even find out some things you never knew about her!

  • Before becoming an actress, Liz Taylor had a lemonade stand in Southern California.
  • She could also write! The actress authored a book at the young age of 14 called Nibbles and Me. In her later years, she also wrote two other books – Elizabeth Takes Off: On Weight Gain, Weight Loss, Self-Image and Self-Esteem and My Love Affair with Jewelry.
  • She went on her first date at the age of sixteen!
  • The film she’s proudest of is Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf. This film won her an Oscar for Best Actress.
  • She welcomed her first grandchild at the age of 39 in 1971 and to her last day she had a total of four children, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
  • At New Year’s Eve in the year 1999, she was awarded the prestigious title of Dame Elizabeth by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • She is highly admired for being the first Hollywood star to step up for AIDS. In 1991, she launched the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS foundation not only to support those suffering from the disease but also, to fund researches to find better ways to treat it.

If we were to talk of all that she has achieved the list would go on and on so let’s stop here for now and, as you celebrate the life of this Hollywood legend, take time to indulge in some fine jewelry! Aside from her Greek goddess-like features, what women envied about her most was her – prized collection of jewelry. Her biggest love affair seems to have been with jewelry, any photograph of the icon doesn’t seem complete with some pretty rocks in her neck. Liz has owned some of the biggest bling to date including the 33-carat Krupp Diamond, the Duchess of Windsor diamond brooch, the Grand Duchess of Russia emeralds, the LaPeregina Pearl, and the famous pear-shaped 69-carat Burton-Cartier Diamond.

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