Elizabeth Taylor: the violet eyes of Hollywood

Elizabeth Taylor, better known as Liz Taylor, has been captivating audiences since she was 10 years old.

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elizabeth taylor It is considered to this day as one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywoodalso captivated the audience with his talent in portraying different characters.

He was born in London, but grew up in California, over the years he built a solid 60-year career based on strong roles that captured the admiration of the entire world.

At just 10 years old, Taylor signed a seven-year contract with Universal Pictures. He worked tirelessly on 18 filmsamong which ‘Little Women’ stands out.

Her role as Velvet Brown in the movie ‘Fire of Youth’‘ catapulted his career at just 12 years old, the film became a huge success upon its release in December 1944. Taylor said it was “the most exciting film” he had ever been in.

‘fire of youth’ grossed over $4 million in the United Statestherefore MGM signed a new contract with Taylor long.

As a teenager he had several hits such as: ‘Courafe of Lassie’, ‘Life with Father’, ‘Cynthia’, ‘ Así son las’ and ‘Julia Misbehaves’. Thanks to the talent of him Taylor earned the nickname “One Shot Liz”because he could play his scene in one take.

Her transition to adult roles was no problem, as Taylor had the figure of a mature woman. She triumphed for her roles in ‘Father of the Bride’, ‘The father is a grandfather’ and ‘A Place in the Sun’, the latter being film included in the National Film Registry of the United States Library of Congress.

Elizabeth in 1963 became the first actress who signed a contract for a million dollarsan astronomical figure for the date, but due to its success at the box office this contract was multiplied by seven.

His arrival on television

In the 1970s his film career declined.reason why it begins to interpret papers in the television and the theater.

‘The broken mirror’, ‘The little Foxes’, ‘Private Lives’, ‘Malice in Wonderland’ and ‘Between Friends’, were some of the films, television works on Broadway and television series in which the artist participated.

From 1990, Taylor’s film career turned almost entirely to television. For example, gave the voice to the character of Maggie Simpson in an episode of the popular FOX animated series The Simpsons in 1992.

His relationship with Michael Jackson

‘The Violet Eyes of Hollywood’ was a close friend of Michael Jackson and was the first person who called him “The King of Pop” during an award ceremony.

The singer wrote an exclusive song for her birthday‘Elizabeth I Love You’, and a photo with the two of them made the cover of the ‘Jackson History’ hits album.

In 2005 Elizabeth Taylor attended to testify at the series of trials on suspicion of child abuse that weighed against Jackson. Taylor was unconditional at all times, declaring in his favor and denying all the accusations.

Taylor was too affected after the surprise death of the singer on June 25, 2009 and was present on September 3, 2009 at Michael Jackson’s private burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Health problems

liz taylor was hospitalized more than 60 times and had at least 20 operations. In 1950 he suffered from a tobacco addiction and five years later after X-rays he discovered some spots on his lungs, so had to undergo treatment so as not to develop lung cancer.

The actress he broke his back five timeshad two hip replacements, suffered a perforation in his esophagus, survived a benign brain tumor eradicated in 1997 and skin cancer, and twice had bouts of life-threatening pneumonia.

agreed to be addicted to sleeping pills and to painkillers for 35 years.

In 2006 he started using a wheelchair, stated that he had osteoporosis and that he was born with scoliosis.

In February 2011, the new symptoms related to heart failure they had her admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for treatment, where she remained until her death at age 79 on March 23, 2011, surrounded by her four children.

was dominated by six Oscars, winning three of them. She was also awarded five Golden Globes, a Screen Actors Guild award and many other national and international awards.

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