Known for more than just her beauty and symmetrical face (no need to mention her multiple marriages), the actress and activist Elizabeth Taylor was one of the last links to old Hollywood and to acting "giants" like James Dean, Paul Newman, and Richard Burton.
Born February 27, 1932, she was on the big screen just ten years later in There's One Born Every Minute. She then went on to play in films such as Life with Father, Giant, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Cleopatra. She may best be known for her Oscar winning performances in Butterfield 8 and Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?.
In addition to her roles in Hollywood, she was also an extremely prolific voice during the AIDS crisis of the 80's. After loosing her friend Rock Hudson to the disease, she became the Founding Chairman of amfAR and also set up the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
Truly a blessing to the community and the world of film, Elizabeth Taylor will be missed.