Dame Elizabeth Taylor RIP – UPDATED

A great role, a great performance and a GREAT dress. One of my all-time favorites.

No one could wear white like Elizabeth Taylor.

And she had the tiniest waist!

I always appreciated that Taylor was a shortie, curvy woman, and not an immense stick-insect — even though my other film femme fave was Katharine Hepburn.

She and Roddy McDowell were known in their industry to be the most loyal friends and confidantes one could have, and that’s not a bad epitaph.

But she was not suited to be a politician’s wife

RIP.

Yes, I am a sucker for a beautiful dress

Almost Catholic

UPDATE:
Camille Paglia
does what she does on pop-idols as only she can:

Cinematic acting is extremely understated. The slightest little flick of an eyelid says an enormous amount, and that’s where Elizabeth Taylor was far superior to Meryl Streep. Streep is always cranking it and cranking it, working it and working it, demanding that the audience bow down and “See what I”m going through! See what I’m doing for you!” Streep is an intelligent, good actress, but she doesn’t come anywhere near Elizabeth Taylor on the screen.

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  • http://victor-undergo.blogspot.com/ Victor

    When I heard that William Shatner turned 80 yesterday and then told that Elizabeth Taylor died at 79 today, “IT” kind of scared me cause I thought for some reason that she would live much longer.

    Well The Lord giveth and The Lord taketh away and we’re all getting older I guess.

    God Bless your soul Elizabeth and my condolences to her friends and family.

    God Bless Peace

  • Teresa

    Her life may have been a train wreck, but she was one of the best Hollywood had to offer. As far as I’m aware, she never got very involved in politics and her beliefs were mostly kept to herself, which I found admirable given the current crop of Hollywood types. She was truly one of the great actors. May she rest in peace.

  • Teresa

    Her life may have been a train wreck, but she was one of the best Hollywood had to offer. As far as I’m aware, she never got very involved in politics and her beliefs were mostly kept to herself, which I found admirable given the current crop of Hollywood types. She was truly one of the great actors. May she rest in peace.

  • Pat

    My mother and father were married May 6, 1950 on the date AElizabeth Taylor married her first husband. My mother always joked she and Elizabeth Taylor shared the same wedding day – only Mom had just one and Elizabeth had another 7!! RIP beautiful lady.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6SQWADITZPYHKSWSM5ONMDI52I Greta

    She was one of if not the most beautful person I have ever seen from childhood through to adult. She was a major supporter of Ronald Reagan and also long time friends with both him and Nancy. They gave her an award for her support of AIDS as did W. Bush who joined with her in putting out his program to battle AIDS in Africa. She did stay out of politics to a large degree and if she disagreed, she voiced it on policy, never about the person.

    Her personal life was indeed a train wreck, but one she seemed to enjoy.

  • Dan

    I prayed for her. Of course I’m a sinner so I have no idea what good they may have done.

    A tremendously beautiful woman. It’s difficult to think of a Heaven being possible without such a beauty.

  • robert c

    One of the truly superlative actresses, a legendary screen presence, and in person a very sweet and fun lady.

  • Anonymous

    That white swimsuit in Suddenly Last Summer was something else, too.

    To her credit, she tried to be a good political wife but her very presence tended to work against it. I recall a consultant talking about going to meet with Senator Warner about campaign strategy at his residence. What he remembered most was how hard it was to focus once she walked in.

  • T.

    In the eyes of God, all of our lives are train wrecks.

  • Chameleontuninglight

    As a representetive of a different generation, Elizabeth always seemed more like a cult figure rather than a real individual, but after seeing “Cleopatra” i ve come to realize that she is a suberb actress..well, something that the world has known 50 or so years prior…


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