You can’t get much fiercer than a dame, let alone a dame who was Cleopatra! After a 62 year career, eight marriages, two Academy Awards and a jewellery collection worth approximately $150 million nobody can dispute Elizabeth Taylor put the F in FIERCE!
Dame Liz had an amazing acting career starting at the age of 9 where she appeared in There’s One Born Every Minute. Throughout her illustrious career she starred in over 70 roles most notably in Butterfield 8 and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? for which she won her Oscars.
OK, yes – there’s no denying she was an amazing actress, but can we go back to her amazing love of jewellery and fashion?! She reportedly wore a 33 carat diamond every day! CAN I GET AN AMEN? She also had a fragrance line House of Taylor which has brought out 13 perfumes to date.
Alas, after a fabulously colourful life riddled with many health issues as well as prescription drug and alcohol addiction Dame Liz died in 2011 at the age of 79 due to heart failure.
A true Hollywood icon, this Sunday I toast Dame Elizabeth Taylor! She was a “movie queen with no ego… an expert at what she does and uncatty in her work relationships with other actresses“. – Gloria Steinem
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