- NAME: Elizabeth Taylor
- OCCUPATION: Film Actress
- BIRTH DATE: February 27, 1932
- DEATH DATE: March 23, 2011
- PLACE OF BIRTH: London, England
- PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
- Nickname: Liz Taylor
- Full Name: Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE
- Originally: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
- AKA: Elizabeth Taylor
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Actress Elizabeth Taylor starred in films like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Butterfield 8, but was just as famous for her violet eyes and scandalous love life.
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A look back at the life and legacy of Elizabeth Taylor.
For her performance as Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Elizabeth Taylor took home as Oscar for Best Actress.
As Elizabeth Taylor's relationship with Richard Burton progressed, so did her excess spending and drinking that would become the couple's reputation.
Elizabeth Taylor starred alongside Rock Hudson and James Dean in one of her most unforgettable roles in George Steven’s epic film "Giant."
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In October 2009, Taylor, who has four children, underwent successful heart surgery. In early 2011, Taylor again experienced heart problems. She was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in that February for congestive heart failure. On March 23, 2011, Taylor passed away from the condition.
Shortly after her death, her son Michael Wilding released a statement, saying "My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor,
and love ... We will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world."
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Hollywood's leading lady Elizabeth Taylor was married eight times—and two of them were to Richard Burton. The two fell in love on the set of the 1963 film Cleopatra, and though both were married at the time, by March 1964 they divorced their previous spouses and married each other. Their turbulent relationship kept them in the papers, and they divorced in 1974 and remarried in 1975, only to split again a year later.
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