As a Tinseltown aficionado, Hollywood fanatic and movies freak, everything that happened in the circulation attract me. The impeccable Hollywood diva, Elizabeth Taylor is known all over the world as the actress who was highly-paid for her role in “Cleopatra”. The role, which destined her fate with her soon-to-be fifth and sixth husband (they divorced and remarried) Richard Burton, was the role that catapulted her as a legendary Hollywood icon; both sex symbol and alluring siren. Her fateful death recently on March 23, 2011 at the age of 79 years old at the popular Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre ended the legacy of a respectable Hollywood actress.
Miss Taylor was born in London by American parents. Therefore, she hold dual-citizenship for both English and American. At the age of 12 years old, Miss Taylor grabbed the attention of film producers and studios when she nailed the part of a girl who trained her horse to win the Grand National competition. The movie “National Velvet” (produced by Metro-Goldwyn Mayor) cemented Miss Taylor as a marketable child actor.
She made an easy transition from a child star to an adult star, unlike other unfortunate child stars. At that time, actors’ lives were controlled by the big studios and companies. Their privacy were restricted and contract-stated. Actors were forced to do films they reluctant to do and lethargic was a familiar lamentation when one talked about Hollywood actors/actresses in this era. In 1960, she signed to do “Cleopatra” with 20th Century Fox; making her as the highest paid actress in that time. She also received an extra consolation along the film production- she was romantically involved with Richard Burton, who played Mark Anthony in the film. The chemistry was so fiery that sparks were flying although both were legitimately involved with respective spouses.
Throughout her career, Miss Taylor has won two Academy Awards as Best Actress; from “BUtterfield 8” (1960) and “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?” (1966). She was also known for her infamous 8 times marriages and also eccentric friendship with the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
She left the legacy and the indisputable aura of a Hollywood diva. Elizabeth Taylor, a glamorous sex siren.