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Elizabeth Taylor - A Hollywood Icon

Oct 30, 2007
Elizabeth Taylor is one of the greatest and most famous Hollywood actresses of the twentieth century. Born February 27, 1932 in England, the British-American was an actress even as a child, she was just 3 years old when she started taking ballet lessons and starring in her first lead role in the movie National Velvet at a young age of twelve. The movie was a huge success and went on to gross over $4 million at the box office.

Even with a busy schedule she managed to attend school on the set and graduated from Los Angeles High School. Soon after that she got married at just 18 years old. During her long career she went through 7 times.

She became the highest paid star of the her time in 1963, when she received a sum of $1 million to play the role of Cleopatra, a 20th Century Fox production. Elizabeth Taylor also appeared on various television shows and made for television movies. She had small roles or guest appearances on North and South, These Old Broads, General Hospital, All My Children and The Simpsons. She also starred in television movies such as, Malice in Wonderland and Divorce His - Divorce Hers.

She has become one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century, being one of those people for whom celebrity seems to be in their blood. She lived her entire life in the public eye, from its lofty ups to the most depressed downs. From childhood to youth to middle age to old age, Elizabeth Taylor was never far from the spotlight, commanding one of the most magnetic presences ever known.

In her long and illustrious career, Elizabeth Taylor has also been known to take up some other interests. She has long had a passion for jewelry, and this fascination, as well as her large collection, was the subject of the book My Love Affair with Jewelry (2002). And in 2005, Elizabeth Taylor introduced the House of Taylor Jewelry, in partnership with Jack and Monty Abramov of Mirabelle Luxury Concepts.

Another of her interests that lead to a resounding success was an interest in perfumes. In 1991, Elizabeth designed and released a perfume she called White Diamonds. Over the succeeding years and up to the present, Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds has been one of the top ten best selling fragrances in the world. Her three perfumes Passion, Black Pearls, and White Diamonds alone are estimated to earn two hundred million dollars in annual sales!

The success of White Diamonds lies in its elegant and beautiful formulation. Being a combination of floral scents as well as woody tones, the famous scent is perfect for a lady's evening out on the town. Elizabeth Taylor has since released other scents as well, but by far White Diamonds is the most successful and well-known.

The world will remember Elizabeth Taylor as many things. She is commonly considered to be one of the most beautiful women ever to grace the screen. A supporter of various causes, a lover of life, and an eternal celebrity, Elizabeth Taylor is not likely to be forgotten by the world any time soon.
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