Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Remembering Elizabeth Taylor

I remember one of my first days of school in the carpool line a teacher said, “Oh you look just like Elizabeth Taylor,” to me.  I was about 8 at the time and had not a clue who this Elizabeth women was.  I went home and told my family what had happened.  They laughed and my mother showed me a picture of Miss Taylor.  At this point in her life I guess she was about 6 marriages in, and a bit older, so I was shocked at the comparison that my teacher had made.  Yet my sister who was an old movie/theater junkie showed me “National Velvet” and my mind was forever blown. 

Elizabeth Taylor began her acting career around the same age I was, when I learned of her.  Liz impressed audiences so much with her charm and talent, she went on to star in movies like, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and probably her most famous “Cleopatra” which she was paid 1 million dollars to complete in the year 1950.  Obviously Elizabeth Taylor had beauty and the gift of acting, as well as a heart for charity. She as a philanthropist and warrior supported the cause for finding a cure for aids up until her last breaths.  Miss Taylor has left a legacy behind and we celebrate her life, as we bid the Academy-Award winner farewell at the age of 79.

Elizabeth Taylor winning Best Actress for "Butterfield 8":

~Ashley Vesta

1 comment:

  1. Great post Vesta! I adored Elizabeth. She was so breath taking and just a true liver of life! - Steph Geezy.