Elizabeth Taylor is a the Original Hollywood Starlett

Updated: December 6, 2023     Author: International Star Registry

Star Name Elizabeth Taylor Star Date February 27, 1987 Coordinates Pisces RA 0h 50m 10.00s D 09° 31' 0.00"

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, born on February 27, 1932, in London, was not only a British and American actress but also a timeless icon in the world of cinema. Her life and career were as dazzling as the stars that adorn the night sky, and in fact, she even had a star named in her honor. On February 27, 1987, a special gift was bestowed upon her through International Star Registry: a star named “Elizabeth Taylor,” located in the Pisces constellation at coordinates Pisces RA 0h 50m 10.00s D 09° 31′ 0.00″. To learn more about this legendary actress, you can visit her Wikipedia page.

Early Life and Hollywood Beginnings

Elizabeth Taylor’s journey to stardom began as a child actress in the early 1940s. Born to socially prominent American parents, she moved to Los Angeles in 1939. Her acting debut came with a minor role in the Universal Pictures film “There’s One Born Every Minute” in 1942. However, her contract with the studio was short-lived. She soon found her home at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and gained immense popularity as a teen star after her role in “National Velvet” (1944).

Transition to Stardom

In the 1950s, Elizabeth Taylor successfully transitioned to more mature roles. Her performances in films like “Father of the Bride” (1950) and “A Place in the Sun” (1951) earned her critical acclaim. She continued to shine in movies like “Giant” (1956), which marked a turning point in her career.

Triumphs and Awards

Taylor’s remarkable acting talents led to numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role in “Suddenly, Last Summer” (1959) and an Academy Award for her performance in “BUtterfield 8” (1960). However, it was her iconic portrayal of Cleopatra in 1963 that set the stage for one of the most talked-about romances in Hollywood history.

“Liz and Dick”

While filming “Cleopatra” in 1961, Elizabeth Taylor’s life took a dramatic turn when she began an extramarital affair with co-star Richard Burton. Their relationship sparked a scandal that captivated the public, leading to their marriage in 1964. The duo, famously known as “Liz and Dick,” appeared in 11 films together, including “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966), for which Taylor won her second Academy Award.

Career Evolution and Personal Life

Despite the media frenzy surrounding her personal life, Elizabeth Taylor’s acting career continued into the 1970s. She later shifted her focus to support her sixth husband, United States Senator John Warner. In the 1980s, she ventured into stage roles and television films, becoming the second celebrity to launch a perfume brand.

A Philanthropic Legacy

Elizabeth Taylor was not only a Hollywood superstar but also a trailblazer in HIV/AIDS activism. In 1985, she co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research, followed by the establishment of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1991. Her dedication to philanthropy earned her several accolades, including the Presidential Citizens Medal.

End of an Era

As her career gradually declined in the late 1960s and 1970s, Taylor’s personal life remained in the spotlight. She was married eight times to seven men, converted to Judaism, battled serious illnesses, and amassed one of the most expensive private jewelry collections in the world.

Sadly, on March 23, 2011, Elizabeth Taylor passed away from congestive heart failure, leaving behind a legacy of exceptional talent and unwavering commitment to making the world a better place.

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