Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor...The Passing Of A Hollywood Icon

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor...known to the world as Liz Taylor, passed away this morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles California.
In spite of her wealth, fame and star status, she had a lifetime of ill health, failed romances and personal tragedies through which she always remained consistent in maintaining an air of grace and dignity...




Not only was she a two time Academy Award Winner, she was also a devout humanitarian and dedicated AIDS fundraiser who helped start The American Foundation For AIDS Research.




Her 1st major screen role was in the 1950 film 'A Place In The Sun' opposite Montgomery Clift but it wasn't until thirteen years later that her rise to fame began to take off, as her role in the 1963 movie Cleopatra opposite soon to be husband Richard Burton sealed her spot in the ranks of Hollywood movie starlet status.  








As a Fashion Icon, Elizabeth Taylor had the ability to turn simple into sexy with her ability to make mundane clothing seem magnificent with accessories. She quoted "Enough is never enough" in describing her personal style.  She was such a force to be reckoned with, so much so that she made the simple white slip she wore in the 1960's film 'Butterfied 8' seem like a haute couture dress!





In 1989 she said..."I think I'm becoming fantalistic...too much has happened in my life for me not to be fantalistic."   And that she was...completely and utterly fantalistic as she leaves us with her legacy of strength & beauty.




Elizabeth Taylor ~ February 27th 1932 - March 23rd 2011






6 comments:

craftycreative said...

A beauty lost. Rest in peace Elizabeth.

Swiftly said...

Designer swimsuit not only makes the wearer look stunning, but also it makes her feel special while at the beach or just having a nice tan..

Bevie said...

I think Elizabeth Taylor was a terrific actress, and loved watching her. A classy lady till she passed...thanks for sharing!!!
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Retro Threadz Vintage said...

yes vanessa, you are so right. a beautiful lost she is ;o(

hello there swifty. she sure did have some amazing pinup suits

hello bevie, she was a wonderful actress i agree there. & i am a fan of her movies too. i will check your blog out too

WhimsicalVintage said...

A great post and wonderful pics. Truly a sad passing of one of Hollywood's last true "movie stars". An icon of the entertainment world, inspiring so many with her style and philanthropy.

Retro Threadz Vintage said...

AMC on cable last night aired her classic "Who's Afraid Of Virgina Wolfe" and I watched it yet again for the millionth time! She truly was a 'Movie Star' and always will be...