(stills via Oldhollywood)
Awfully sad, I'm sure everyone will be mourning the loss of Elizabeth Taylor right now, she was an Icon and not only that she was a great actress, one of the first to join the fight against AIDS, and her personal affairs had everyone listening. Who remembers those interviews she gave when she'd say that she'll talk about anything other than her ex husbands? to be honest I always wanted to hear about it, but fair enough, everyone deserves their privacy... For me my favourite films of hers are Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966) and A Place in the Sun (1951). Two rather depressing pictures. Her performances in them are of huge contrast, in A place in the Sun she's graceful, young and stable and wears one of Edith Heads greatest designs (She started a trend when she wore that beautiful white gown) and she made a great transition as an official lady of the silver screen. She and Richard Burton rip each other to shreds in Who's afraid Virginia Woolf, well you just have to look at the pictures above, she's plays a crumbling alcoholic mess.
Rest now, you deserve it.
(Febuary 27th, 1932 - March 23rd, 2011)
"Elizabeth has great worries about becoming a cripple because her feet sometimes have no feeling in them. She asked if I would stop loving her if she had to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. I told her that I didn't care if her legs, bum and bosoms fell off and her teeth turned yellow. And she went bald. I love that woman so much sometimes that I cannot believe my luck. She has given me so much" - Richurd Burton (twice ex husband)