Elizabeth Taylor, cultural icon and legendary actress of the screen and stage, died today at the age of 79.
A Pisces, with her moon in Scorpio and Sagittarius Ascendant, Elizabeth Taylor remained one of the most famous and recognizable women in the world throughout the second half of the 20th century. Her screen career stretched from early days as a child actress all the way up to the end of her life. Born in 1932, she was an ardent crusader against HIV/AIDS and a strident supporter of Michael Jackson throughout his legal trials. She married eight times, and also experienced eight near-death experiences throughout her life.
A convert to Judaism, Elizabeth Taylor was also a practitioner of Kabbalah and a strident supporter of Ravi Berg’s Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles. She was a resident of Bel Air from the 1980s until her death.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor, a two-time Oscar winner and Hollywood beauty whose screen success was sometimes overshadowed by her tumultuous personal life, died on Wednesday at age 79.
She died after a long battle with congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles surrounded by her four children after having been hospitalized six weeks ago, her spokeswoman said in a statement.
In a career spanning seven decades, Taylor first gained major fame in 1944’s “National Velvet” at age 12, and was nominated for five Oscars. She won the best actress honor twice, for “BUtterfield 8” (1960) and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966) with actor Richard Burton, whom she would marry twice.
Taylor lived a glamorous life and was married eight times in all, including to singer Eddie Fisher and movie producer Mike Todd. She was famous for her love of diamonds and furs, and later in life raised large sums for AIDS research.
Our condolences to Elizabeth Taylor’s relations and many fans.