Elizabeth Taylor's "Giant" Life Comes to an End / by Kamie Chang Kahlo

 Elizabeth Taylor Feb 1932 - Mar 2011
 
Very few actors have had the kind of career that Elizabeth Taylor had. A career that made movie history time and again. Ms. Taylor's work beginning as the dreamy, wide-eyed child Velvet Brown in "National Velvet," transitioned to the artistic Amy March in "Little Women," leaped into the sultry role of Angela Vickers in "A Place in the Sun," developed into the sexually frustrated Maggie from "Cat a Hot Tin Roof," and finally transformed to the bitter, angry Martha in "Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf." Elizabeth Taylor brought home the academy award for her portrayal of Martha as well as one for her role as Gloria Wandrous in "BUtterfield 8."

But her film career was only rivaled by her private life. The violet-eyed English-born, American actress was married 8 times, she was awarded the Jean Herscholt Humanitarian Academy Award in 1992 for her work fighting AIDS and battled with her health continually until yesterday. Ms. Taylor died in Los Angeles from congestive heart failure surrounded by her 4 children.

 Although we will miss her personally, we have the privalege of watching her forever on celluloid. Take another peak at your NetFlix this weekend and drink in those velvet eyes.