Elizabeth Taylor was born February 27, 1932, in London, England. She is a legendary actress who is known for her beauty, her glamorous lifestyle and her many marriages. She is widely considered to be one of the greatest actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Elizabeth made her film debut in 1942’s There’s One Born Every Minute, but it was her starring role in 1944’s National Velvet that put her on the map. She later starred in such classic films as Little Women, Father of the Bride, Father’s Little Dividend, A Place in the Sun, Ivanhoe, Giant, BUtterfield 8, Suddenly, Last Summer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cleopatra, The Sandpiper, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Taming of the Shrew. She has won three Academy Awards, including the 1993 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. She has also been nominated for nine Golden Globes, winning four, including the 1966 Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite—Female and the 1985 Cecil B. DeMille Award. She is the designer of the fine-jewelry collection The Elizabeth Collection and has launched three successful perfumes, including the best-selling White Diamonds. Elizabeth was close friends with pop superstar Michael Jackson and was in attendance at his private funeral. After another close friend, actor Rock Hudson, died of AIDS, she formed the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation, which has raised more than $50 million to fight the disease. She has had seven husbands, most notably actor Richard Burton, whom she married and divorced twice. Her third husband, producer Michael Todd, died just a year after they were married. She has four children.
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