Elizabeth Taylor just passed away. She was 79.
Liz Taylor was the first big movie-star. Not only was she a noted actress, she was a celebrity whose wild personal life was irrresistable to millions. She was loved and hated by many. Liz was married eight times to seven men -- which means she married Richard Burton twice. (Who does that?) Taylor paved the way for our society's current obsession with celebrities.
In fact, Liz's biggest splash was a scandal she caused in 1959 -- she stole the husband of a women then-viewed as "America's Sweetheart," Debbie Reynolds. Liz started an affair with Eddie Fisher while he was married to Debbie and broke up their marriage.
Professionally, Taylor won two Oscars (for "BUtterfield 8" and "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?" She set a record for highest-paid actress in 1960 when she filmed "Cleopatra" (released in 1963) for which she was paid a million dollars.
She did charity work for AIDS and was a friend of Michael Jackson.
Do you have any reflections on her life?