Elizabeth Taylor, the British American actress who dazzled the world with her beauty, charm, and talent, would have celebrated her 86th birthday on March 23, 2018. She passed away in 2011 when she was 79 years old, but today, we remember the great starlet.
Elizabeth Taylor was an everlasting star during her time on Earth. After landing a role as a child actress, her presence shook the industry and life without Elizabeth Taylor was never to be known again.
She was exceptionally popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s. She starred in several Hollywood films; one right after the other. Some of her most noteworthy performances were BUtterfield 8, Cleopatra, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
Throughout much of her life, Elizabeth was known for her looks; her beauty was unlike anyone else. She quickly became a beauty icon but she had far more to offer than her looks.
During her nearly 70 year-long career, Elizabeth starred in more than 50 roles. Many believed that she was one of the greatest cinema actresses. She won multiple Academy Awards for Best Actress, an Oscar for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award and a Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement award. In 1999, the American Film Institute titled her the seventh-greatest female screen legend.
Controversy followed her for much of life; she was criticized for her beauty and acting. Many critics were conservative in their praise of her actions because they considered Elizabeth to only be popular for her looks. However, she really was an incredibly talented actress.
She was also greatly publicized for her personal life decisions. Married eight times (to seven men), Elizabeth was no stranger to off-screen drama. Much of the public criticized her for her decisions but she lived her life with little to no remorse for public opinions. She saw “love as marriage,” and fell in love several times, resulting in several marriages. It was simple as that for Elizabeth Taylor.
Elizabeth was one of the first modern celebrities. Her life, while very public, proved to be a perfect recipe for the media to unravel. She was beautiful, she was talented, and she was passionate. Her life entertained millions and still to this day, Elizabeth Taylor is an international icon.
She would have celebrated her 86th birthday. While she is gone, she is not forgotten. Share this story if you remember the days of Elizabeth Taylor.