After a long career that began in childhood Elizabeth (Liz) Taylor died in March 23, 2011 from complications stemming from congestive heart failure. Liz Taylor was born in England on February 27, 1932 and began her career in acting at the age of nine in the film "There's One Born Every Minute." However, the world would soon realize that wasn't the case with Elizabeth Taylor.
As an adolescent Elizabeth Taylor appeared in films including, Lassie Come Home, National Velvet, and Little Women. While her adolescent films were quite successful, her first time out portraying an adult role in The Conspiritor in 1949 was less successful, however, she was just sixteen at the time. In an industry that often has actors well into their twenties playing high school characters, I imagine the jump for a sixteen year old playing a 21 year old would be tough for any actress, even Liz Taylor. But Liz was back on a roll again in 1950 with Father of the Bride.
The role of bride is one Elizabeth Taylor would come to have a lot of experience with, as she was married eight times to seven husbands, with her longest match coming with Richard Burton whom she was married to between 1964 and 1974, and remarried in 1975 only to be divorced again less than a year later. Liz Taylor had four children, two sons with her first husband, Michael Wilding, and daughter with Burton, and another daughter with third husband Michael Todd.
While widely regarded as one of Hollywood's great beauties, Taylor had her share of struggles, including a battle with alcoholism, and numerous injuries. In the last decade there have been several rumors of her impending death that turned out to be untrue. She was a passionate supporter of Michael Jackson and a great advocate to HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. She will be dearly missed by many.