Elizabeth Taylor was Unique

Carol By Carol, 26th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1d65k48q/
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Her sad death on 23rd March 2011 marks the end of an era of glamorous Hollywood stars.

Elizabeth Taylor was Unique

Elizabeth Taylor was a born in Britain, but lived her life in America. She was extremely beautiful, with very dark hair, and the most incredible violet coloured eyes, which were not only big, but also extremely expressive. Her beauty and strong character attracted men all over the world, and she had no fewer than 7 husbands, one of whom, Richard Burton, she married twice. She was very aptly cast as Cleopatra opposite him, and she portrayed perfectly, the Queen who reigned during a time of huge unrest

How she started in films

She started her career with a bit part in ONE BORN EVERY MINUTE, but her contract at that time was not renewed. But this was only the beginning of her career, and one year later saw Elizabeth cast in LASSIE COME HOME. At the age of 12 in 1944, she appeared in NATIONAL VELVET. She had her own natural rapport with horses, and did all her own stunts in the film, which she found very enjoyable, and then her career really took off.

A PLACE IN THE SUN, the film adaptation of Theodore Dreiser’s novel An American Tragedy, saw Elizabeth take on her first adult role in 1949 at the tender age of 17. She was cast opposite MONTGOMERY CLIFT, A stage acting veteran (who was 29 at that time) They made a very handsome couple.

She made a total of 50 films, emerging from a cute child star to a provocative, fiery and passionate beauty, who absolutely held her own playing opposite established stars such as Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, and Ann Revere to name but a few. Her performance opposite PAUL NEWMAN in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF won her critical acclaim.

Her Private Life

Her private life was not without drama, and sadly ill health started to plague her, and she had numerous operations over the years. This is where her courage and fortitude came in. She battled on to lead a normal life, and was very prominent in raising awareness of HIV and Aids, and giving her support to these charities. During her later years she was confined to a wheelchair, but this never dampened her spirit, and she continued to campaign to help others.

She loved jewellery, especially diamonds, and wore it wherever she went. She didn’t feel properly dressed without it, and her glamorous image was always apparent, she was a true Hollywood glamorous leading lady at all times, no matter how she was feeling.

She counted MICHAEL JACKSON amongst her closest friends, and gave him all her love and support when he was arrested and tried, but found innocent, of child abuse charges.

She was laid to rest on 24th March 2011,just one day after her death on 23rd March 2011, her poor sick body is at peace now, but her indomitable will and spirit will remain in my heart for ever.



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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
27th Mar 2011 (#)

Lovely tribute for a lovely celebrity!

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author avatar foxpete88
27th Mar 2011 (#)

may she rest in peace.
thanks 4 sharing.-

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author avatar Songbird B
27th Mar 2011 (#)

What a lovely informative tribute, Carol...This is a great share my friend...A sad loss of an icon...

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author avatar Nan Joe
27th Mar 2011 (#)

Nice sharing , Carol

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author avatar James R. Coffey
27th Mar 2011 (#)

Unique, remarkable woman, indeed. It would take several pages to even skim the highlighs of her life.

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author avatar Carol
28th Mar 2011 (#)

Thanks everyone for your comments

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author avatar Blossom S
29th Mar 2011 (#)

I love her too. xx

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author avatar Denise O
1st Apr 2011 (#)

She was a gem Carol. You gave her a lovely tribute. I just adore her movies and I applaud her hiv/aids charity work. Great read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Retired
3rd Apr 2011 (#)

An excellent bio, Carol. I always enjoyed her movies.

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author avatar Greenfaol
11th Apr 2011 (#)

She was a wonder to behold, a truly beautiful, talented and captivating individual. i loved her in Cleopatra especially. A brilliant write up, Carol, really wonderful stuff. had no idea she had spent the last while of her life in a wheelchair xxx

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