I’m still thinking about Dame Elizabeth Taylor who sadly passed away last week at the age of 79. Hollywood simply doesn’t make movie stars anymore quite like Ms. Taylor. She was such a ravishing beauty, and led such an over the top glamorous life, plus worked tirelessly for the important causes she believed in! I also love the fact that she wanted to be late for her own funeral, her burial this past Thursday (at Forest Lawn Memorial Park where her pal Michael Jackson was also laid to rest in July of 2009) started fifteen minutes past schedule in order to honor Liz’s final wishes. Ms. Taylor will definitely be missed but I know her incredible strength, resilience and spirit will live on for ages to come.
Check out some images of Liz over the years below, many of them I hadn’t seen before, be sure to head over to MemoryLane.com for tons of amazing and rare vintage images, a great resource!
Portrait of British-born actor Elizabeth Taylor reclining on the floor while working on a drawing of a barn, c. 1948. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
A studio promotional portrait of Elizabeth Taylor, wearing a dress with a lace bodice and pleated skirt, looking up while seated with her jeweled hands resting on the back of a chair, c. 1949. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Publicity portrait of Elizabeth Taylor in a yellow dress as she stands in front of an artificial Christmas tree amidst a pile of opened presents, including a television set, clothing, and a radio, c. 1950s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor have a conversation in a still from the film, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, directed by Richard Brooks, c. 1958. (Photo by MGM Studios/Courtesy of Getty Images)
Elizabeth Taylor and her fourth husband American singer and actor Eddie Fisher arrive at a formal event, c. 1962. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Elizabeth Taylor in London, wearing a fur hat and collar, c. 1962. (Photo by Victor Drees/Evening Standard/Getty Images)
Acting couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, c. 1965. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Elizabeth Taylor attends a social function wearing an elaborate headdress of pearls and fake flowers, a jewelled dress and an emerald necklace, c. 1967. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Elizabeth Taylor holding an Oscar she won for the film ‘Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf’ at the Grosvenor Hotel, London, c. 1967. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Elizabeth Taylor in her role as Cleopatra, c. 1968. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Elizabeth Taylor speaks to reporters at an airport, c. 1968. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Elizabeth Taylor wearing a $15,000 pearl which belonged to Mary Tudor. She is with dancer, film star and singer Liza Minnelli and Baroness Guy De Rothschild at a show given on behalf of the United and Social Jewish Fund, c. 1971. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Elizabeth Taylor arriving at London’s Dorchester Hotel from Johannesburgh, South Africa, c. 1975. (Photo by Michael Fresco/Evening Standard/Getty Images)
Michael Jackson with Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Yoko Ono, Whitney Houston and Christie Brinkley at the 44th Anniversary of the United Negro College Fund, c. 1988. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)