I was sad to hear this morning that Elizabeth Taylor had died at 79. She'd struggled with congestive heart failure for many years and finally lost the battle.
As a 10 year old in Hollywood, her flawless beauty (violet eyes, porcelain skin and raven hair) caught the attention of talent scouts. By age 11 (1943), she'd been signed to a long term contract with MGM that would last into the 1960's.
Ms. Taylor blossomed from a beautiful child star into a stunning leading lady by her teen years. She became an accomplished actress and two time Academy Award winner (Butterfield 8, 1960 and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, 1966), starring in comedies and dramas.
She will be remembered for her beauty, multiple marriages, jet setting lifestyle, charitable endeavors and of course her many films.
I think my favorite film starring Elizabeth Taylor is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1958. She played a wonderful Maggie! What's your favorite Elizabeth Taylor movie?