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29th Nov '13 1:58:02 PM MarkLungo
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Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 -- March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress, one of most beautiful women in the world according to many, and was one of the last remaining stars of the so-called GoldenAgeOfHollywood.

She started as a child actress in the 1940s, and become famous with movies like ''Lassie Come Home'', ''Literature/NationalVelvet'' and ''LittleWomen''. She made a successful transition to adult roles in ''FatherOfTheBride'' and ''A Place In The Sun''. After a series of somewhat forgettable films, she appeared in ''{{Giant}}'' along with JamesDean, then was nominated for an AcademyAward for Best Actress four consecutive times for ''Raintree County'', ''CatOnAHotTinRoof'', ''SuddenlyLastSummer'' and ''B Utterfield 8''. She won for the last one, which was widely seen as a ConsolationAward.

In 1963, she appeared in the big-budget historical epic ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'', for which she recieved a record-breaking $1 million. During production, she started a relationship with her co-star RichardBurton, which caused a huge scandal, since they were both married at the time. ''Cleopatra'' went way over budget, and became the most expensive film ever; despite being the highest-grossing movie in 1963, it still was considered a failure.

Taylor and Burton got married in 1964, and made several movies together. The most famous is ''[[WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?]]'', for which Taylor won her second Oscar. Her performance in the film is widely regarded as the best of her career. In 1967, she and Burton starred in a film adaptation of ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew''. This was her last really memorable role. She and Burton divorced in 1974, remarried in 1975, and divorced again in 1976.

From the '80s, she devoted much time to AIDS-related charities, after her friend and co-star, Rock Hudson died of the disease.

Her personal life attracted much attention. Apart from her marriages to Burton, she was married six another times to hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton (1950-1951), actor Michael Wilding (1952-1957), producer Mike Todd (1957-1958, he died in a plane crash), singer EddieFisher (1959-1964 - for added bonus, he was previously married to Debbie Reynolds), U.S. Senator John Warner (1976-1982) and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers construction worker]] Larry Fortensky (1991-1996).

She was a close friend of the late Music/MichaelJackson.

She died on 23 March, 2011 from congestive heart failure.
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'''This actress provided examples of:'''

* TheFashionista: Was ''famous'' for her dresses and fashion style.
* FormerChildStar: Aversion: she was famous as a child actress, but even more famous as an adult.
* InterGenerationalFriendship: Was 26 years older than MichaelJackson.
* TheMasochismTango: Her relationship with Burton was allegedly similar to George and Martha's in ''[[WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?]]''.
* MayDecemberRomance: She was 22 years younger than Michael Wilding, 25 years younger than Mike Todd, and 20 years older than Larry Fortensky.
* NamesTheSame: Not to be confused with these other Elizabeth Taylors
** The British novelist, who was 20 years older and had the misfortune of publishing her first novel the year after the film ''Literature/NationalVelvet'' was released;
** The American painter and essayist who died a few weeks after this Elizabeth Taylor was born;
** The ''{{Hollyoaks}}'' character Liz Burton who married Richard Taylor. (You don't think they were going for a joke there, do you?)
* PlayingGertrude: In ''[[WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?]]'', she played a character, who's in her fifties, at 34. Her casting [[WTHCastingAgency surprised]] many people, but she proved to be very convincing.
** AgeLift: Was about ten years older than the actual Film/{{Cleopatra}} at the beginning of the movie (which encompasses 18 years).
* PrettyInMink: Loved to wear fur wraps and fur coats.
* PromotedFangirl: A fan of ''GeneralHospital'', in 1981, she called the executive producer and asked for a cameo role. She got the role of Helena Cassadine.
* RealLifeRelative: She and Burton in the films they made together.
* RomanceOnTheSet: With Richard Burton.
* SerialSpouse: She said she married everyone she fell in love with.
* SpecialGuest: In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode, "Lisa's First Word", where she had just one line, but an important one; Maggie's first (and for a long time, only) word. [[spoiler:[[TearJerker "Daddy..."]].]]
* StageMom: Her mother was one.
* YourCheatingHeart: Her then-husband Mike Todd died in an accident. Todd's best friend was Edwin "Eddie" Fisher, who was married to fellow star Debbie Reynolds. Guess what happened.
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Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 -- March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress, one of most beautiful women in the world according to many, and was one of the last remaining stars of the so-called GoldenAgeOfHollywood.

She started as a child actress in the 1940s, and become famous with movies like ''Lassie Come Home'', ''Literature/NationalVelvet'' and ''LittleWomen''. She made a successful transition to adult roles in ''FatherOfTheBride'' and ''A Place In The Sun''. After a series of somewhat forgettable films, she appeared in ''{{Giant}}'' along with JamesDean, then was nominated for an AcademyAward for Best Actress four consecutive times for ''Raintree County'', ''CatOnAHotTinRoof'', ''SuddenlyLastSummer'' and ''B Utterfield 8''. She won for the last one, which was widely seen as a ConsolationAward.

In 1963, she appeared in the big-budget historical epic ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'', for which she recieved a record-breaking $1 million. During production, she started a relationship with her co-star RichardBurton, which caused a huge scandal, since they were both married at the time. ''Cleopatra'' went way over budget, and became the most expensive film ever; despite being the highest-grossing movie in 1963, it still was considered a failure.

Taylor and Burton got married in 1964, and made several movies together. The most famous is ''[[WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?]]'', for which Taylor won her second Oscar. Her performance in the film is widely regarded as the best of her career. In 1967, she and Burton starred in a film adaptation of ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew''. This was her last really memorable role. She and Burton divorced in 1974, remarried in 1975, and divorced again in 1976.

From the '80s, she devoted much time to AIDS-related charities, after her friend and co-star, Rock Hudson died of the disease.

Her personal life attracted much attention. Apart from her marriages to Burton, she was married six another times to hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton (1950-1951), actor Michael Wilding (1952-1957), producer Mike Todd (1957-1958, he died in a plane crash), singer EddieFisher (1959-1964 - for added bonus, he was previously married to Debbie Reynolds), U.S. Senator John Warner (1976-1982) and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers construction worker]] Larry Fortensky (1991-1996).

She was a close friend of the late Music/MichaelJackson.

She died on 23 March, 2011 from congestive heart failure.
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'''This actress provided examples of:'''

* TheFashionista: Was ''famous'' for her dresses and fashion style.
* FormerChildStar: Aversion: she was famous as a child actress, but even more famous as an adult.
* InterGenerationalFriendship: Was 26 years older than MichaelJackson.
* TheMasochismTango: Her relationship with Burton was allegedly similar to George and Martha's in ''[[WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?]]''.
* MayDecemberRomance: She was 22 years younger than Michael Wilding, 25 years younger than Mike Todd, and 20 years older than Larry Fortensky.
* NamesTheSame: Not to be confused with these other Elizabeth Taylors
** The British novelist, who was 20 years older and had the misfortune of publishing her first novel the year after the film ''Literature/NationalVelvet'' was released;
** The American painter and essayist who died a few weeks after this Elizabeth Taylor was born;
** The ''{{Hollyoaks}}'' character Liz Burton who married Richard Taylor. (You don't think they were going for a joke there, do you?)
* PlayingGertrude: In ''[[WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?]]'', she played a character, who's in her fifties, at 34. Her casting [[WTHCastingAgency surprised]] many people, but she proved to be very convincing.
** AgeLift: Was about ten years older than the actual Film/{{Cleopatra}} at the beginning of the movie (which encompasses 18 years).
* PrettyInMink: Loved to wear fur wraps and fur coats.
* PromotedFangirl: A fan of ''GeneralHospital'', in 1981, she called the executive producer and asked for a cameo role. She got the role of Helena Cassadine.
* RealLifeRelative: She and Burton in the films they made together.
* RomanceOnTheSet: With Richard Burton.
* SerialSpouse: She said she married everyone she fell in love with.
* SpecialGuest: In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode, "Lisa's First Word", where she had just one line, but an important one; Maggie's first (and for a long time, only) word. [[spoiler:[[TearJerker "Daddy..."]].]]
* StageMom: Her mother was one.
* YourCheatingHeart: Her then-husband Mike Todd died in an accident. Todd's best friend was Edwin "Eddie" Fisher, who was married to fellow star Debbie Reynolds. Guess what happened.
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20th Oct '13 8:17:55 PM Premonition45
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Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (1932-2011) was a British-American actress, one of most beautiful women in the world according to many, and was one of the last remaining stars of the so-called GoldenAgeOfHollywood.

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Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (1932-2011) (February 27, 1932 -- March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress, one of most beautiful women in the world according to many, and was one of the last remaining stars of the so-called GoldenAgeOfHollywood.
7th Aug '13 2:54:43 AM MysteriousF
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Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (1932-2011) was a British-American actress, one of most beautiful women in the world according to many, and a living legend, one of the last remaining stars of the so-called GoldenAgeOfHollywood.

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Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (1932-2011) was a British-American actress, one of most beautiful women in the world according to many, and a living legend, was one of the last remaining stars of the so-called GoldenAgeOfHollywood.
23rd Jul '13 12:26:20 PM lexii
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Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (1932-2011) was an actress, one of most beautiful women in the world according to many, and a living legend, one of the last remaining stars of the so-called GoldenAgeOfHollywood.

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Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (1932-2011) was an a British-American actress, one of most beautiful women in the world according to many, and a living legend, one of the last remaining stars of the so-called GoldenAgeOfHollywood.
10th Jul '13 1:16:50 AM Aquila89
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* SerialSpouse

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* SerialSpouseSerialSpouse: She said she married everyone she fell in love with.
10th Jul '13 1:15:17 AM Aquila89
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* StageMom: Her mother was like this.

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* StageMom: Her mother was like this.one.
18th Mar '13 12:59:37 PM JIKTV
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She started as a child actress in the 1940s, and become famous with movies like ''Lassie Come Home'', ''NationalVelvet'' and ''LittleWomen''. She made a successful transition to adult roles in ''FatherOfTheBride'' and ''A Place In The Sun''. After a series of somewhat forgettable films, she appeared in ''{{Giant}}'' along with JamesDean, then was nominated for an AcademyAward for Best Actress four consecutive times for ''Raintree County'', ''CatOnAHotTinRoof'', ''SuddenlyLastSummer'' and ''B Utterfield 8''. She won for the last one, which was widely seen as a ConsolationAward.

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She started as a child actress in the 1940s, and become famous with movies like ''Lassie Come Home'', ''NationalVelvet'' ''Literature/NationalVelvet'' and ''LittleWomen''. She made a successful transition to adult roles in ''FatherOfTheBride'' and ''A Place In The Sun''. After a series of somewhat forgettable films, she appeared in ''{{Giant}}'' along with JamesDean, then was nominated for an AcademyAward for Best Actress four consecutive times for ''Raintree County'', ''CatOnAHotTinRoof'', ''SuddenlyLastSummer'' and ''B Utterfield 8''. She won for the last one, which was widely seen as a ConsolationAward.



* NamesTheSame: Not to be confused with other these Elizabeth Taylors
** The British novelist, who was 20 years older and had the misfortune of publishing her first novel the year after the film ''NationalVelvet'' was released;

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* NamesTheSame: Not to be confused with these other these Elizabeth Taylors
** The British novelist, who was 20 years older and had the misfortune of publishing her first novel the year after the film ''NationalVelvet'' ''Literature/NationalVelvet'' was released;
2nd Sep '12 11:42:00 AM DjMagic
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She started as a child actress in the 1940s, and become famous with movies like ''LassieComeHome'', ''NationalVelvet'' and ''LittleWomen''. She made a successful transition to adult roles in ''FatherOfTheBride'' and ''APlaceInTheSun''. After a series of somewhat forgettable films, she appeared in ''{{Giant}}'' along with JamesDean, then was nominated for an AcademyAward for Best Actress four consecutive times for ''RaintreeCounty'', ''CatOnAHotTinRoof'', ''SuddenlyLastSummer'' and ''BUtterfield8''. She won for the last one, which was widely seen as a ConsolationAward.

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She started as a child actress in the 1940s, and become famous with movies like ''LassieComeHome'', ''Lassie Come Home'', ''NationalVelvet'' and ''LittleWomen''. She made a successful transition to adult roles in ''FatherOfTheBride'' and ''APlaceInTheSun''. ''A Place In The Sun''. After a series of somewhat forgettable films, she appeared in ''{{Giant}}'' along with JamesDean, then was nominated for an AcademyAward for Best Actress four consecutive times for ''RaintreeCounty'', ''Raintree County'', ''CatOnAHotTinRoof'', ''SuddenlyLastSummer'' and ''BUtterfield8''.''B Utterfield 8''. She won for the last one, which was widely seen as a ConsolationAward.



From the '80s, she devoted much time to AIDS-related charities, after her friend and co-star, RockHudson died of the disease.

Her personal life attracted much attention. Apart from her marriages to Burton, she was married six another times to hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton (1950-1951), actor Michael Wilding (1952-1957), producer Mike Todd (1957-1958, he died in a plane crash), singer EddieFisher (1959-1964 - for added bonus, he was previously married to DebbieReynolds), U.S. Senator John Warner (1976-1982) and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers construction worker]] Larry Fortensky (1991-1996).

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From the '80s, she devoted much time to AIDS-related charities, after her friend and co-star, RockHudson Rock Hudson died of the disease.

Her personal life attracted much attention. Apart from her marriages to Burton, she was married six another times to hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton (1950-1951), actor Michael Wilding (1952-1957), producer Mike Todd (1957-1958, he died in a plane crash), singer EddieFisher (1959-1964 - for added bonus, he was previously married to DebbieReynolds), Debbie Reynolds), U.S. Senator John Warner (1976-1982) and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers construction worker]] Larry Fortensky (1991-1996).



* {{Promoted Fan|boy}}girl: A fan of ''GeneralHospital'', in 1981, she called the executive producer and asked for a cameo role. She got the role of Helena Cassadine.

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* {{Promoted Fan|boy}}girl: PromotedFangirl: A fan of ''GeneralHospital'', in 1981, she called the executive producer and asked for a cameo role. She got the role of Helena Cassadine.



* YokoOhNo: Taylor was utterly trashed by media and fandom for "stealing" Eddie Fisher from Debbie Reynolds, until she fell [[IllGirl seriously ill]] and almost died.
31st Aug '12 4:05:39 AM Aquila89
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She was a close friend of the late Music/MichaelJackson [[LikesOlderWomen (who toyed with the idea of marrying her as well!)]].

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She was a close friend of the late Music/MichaelJackson [[LikesOlderWomen (who toyed with the idea of marrying her as well!)]].
Music/MichaelJackson.
31st Aug '12 4:03:39 AM Aquila89
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She was a close friend of the late MichaelJackson [[LikesOlderWomen (who toyed with the idea of marrying her as well!)]].

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She was a close friend of the late MichaelJackson Music/MichaelJackson [[LikesOlderWomen (who toyed with the idea of marrying her as well!)]].
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