Today in History: Hollywood Icon Elizabeth Taylor Dies – March 23, 2011

On this day, March 23, 2011, Elizabeth Taylor, Academy Award winning actress, aids activist, beauty and fashion icon, died at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California from congestive heart failure. The violet-eyed Taylor began her acting career as a child and spent most of her life in the spotlight. Known for her striking beauty, she was married eight times and later in life became a prominent HIV/AIDS activist. Taylor was seventy-nine years old.

Elizabeth Taylor studio publicity shot. (mid 1940’s)
Elizabeth Taylor