Sadly Elizabeth Taylor has passed away, one of the last Hollywood greats, a symbol of the glamour from an age that has faded away. She represented elegance and grace and like other icons like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe will live on through her films and status as a true lady.
Elizabeth was a fascinating woman, not only gorgeous and a gifted actress but someone who was rocked in her personal life by numerous marriages collapsing, eight miscarriages and illness. She gave up acting about 20 years ago due to her health but continued with her humanitarian work. She was also an entrepreneur, the first star to start a perfume – White diamonds, which is still succesful today. She was married eight times, twice to Richard Burton and yet the public rarely turned against her. She seemed to do it all with perfect elegance, something missing from most of our stars today.
Perhaps the most fascinating part of her live, was her love affair with diamonds. She definitely saw them as her best friends and I’d kill for a look at her collection. Perhaps her failed attempts to find lasting love pushed her towards developing a much more lasting love with sparkly things. Can’t say I blame her!
Big girls need big diamonds. Elizabeth Taylor
So we say goodbye to an icon today and tributes are pouring in from Hollywood describing her as warm, funny and generous. What we will miss from those who never knew her is another loss from a golden age when actresses were synonymous with glamour and elegance and were people to admire.
Goodbye Elizabeth Taylor.