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ELIZABETH TAYLOR REMEMBERED

Posted: March 24, 2011 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in ACTORS, HOLLYWOOD ICONS, JACKIESPEAKS247 BLOG, life and death, MODELS

The whole point is that writing has a pattern and life hasn’t. Life is so untidy. Art is so short and life so long. It is not possible to have perfection in life but it is possible to have perfection in a novel.’- Elizabeth Taylor

R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011

 

Elizabeth Taylor passed away at 79 years old of congestive heart failure. She is a mega star to me and always will be one of many inspirational women in this industry. Her life was a little bit “out there” but I believe she led an honest and adventurous life and no one should judge her. She married and re-married many a time and had her self in the scrutiny of public eye because of her celebrity relationships. She was known for her beauty as a model and her character as an actress from her childhood to adult years.  She was an author as well writing children’s books and books about her perceptions in life. The style of jewelry she wore from the pear shaped diamond to the extravagant head pieces made a wave in the fashion circuit. Her fragrance line became the favorite for many  women. She was an outspoken female who stood up for what others were too scared to believe in. Instead of throwing negative perceptions of a legend around people should take the time to learn what she went through and who she really was. She was truly an icon in Hollywood. My next photo shoot will be dedicated to Elizabeth Taylor. We are all human, and Elizabeth Taylor was as real as they come.

-Jackie da Model

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Here are some photos of Elizabeth Taylor:

 

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Lets get familiar! Here is a list of Elizabeth Taylor’s Awards and Achievements retrieved from online source-wikipedia.

In her sixty two year career Elizabeth Taylor received some of the film industry’s top awards and honors.

1957

  • Golden Globe Award, Special Award for “consistent performance”

1958

  • Golden Laurel Award, Female Dramatic Performance: Raintree County (1957)
  • Academy Award Nomination, Best Actress: Raintree County (1957)

1959

1960

  • Academy Award Nomination, Best Actress: Suddenly Last Summer (1959)
  • Golden Globe Award, Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama): Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
  • Golden Laurel Award, Female Dramatic Performance: Suddenly Last Summer (1959)

1961

  • Academy Award, Best Actress: Butterfield 8 (1960)
  • Golden Globe Award Nomination, Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama): Butterfield 8 (1960)

1965

  • Golden Laurel Award, Female Star

1966

  • New York City Film Critics Circle Award, Best Actress: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  • Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, Best Actress: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  • National Board of Review, Best Actress: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) (USA)
  • Golden Globe Award Nomination, Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama): Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

1967

  • Academy Award, Best Actress: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  • BAFTA Award, Best British Actress: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?(1966) (UK)
  • Golden Laurel Award, Female Dramatic Performance: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  • David di Donatello Award, Best Foreign Actress for: The Taming of the Shrew (1967)

1968

  • BAFTA Award Nomination, Best British Actress: The Taming of the Shrew(1967) (UK)
  • Bambi Awards, Bambi

1972

  • David Di Donatello Award, Best Foreign Actress: Zee and Co. (Italy)

1974

  • Golden Globe Award, Henrietta Award World Film Favorite – Female

1977

  • Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year Award, Harvard University

1985

  • Golden Globe Award, Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Golden Apple Award, Female Star of the Year
  • Woman In Film Crystal Award

1988

  • The Legion d’Honneur (France)

1992

  • Academy Award, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

1993

  • American Film Institute, Lifetime Achievement Award

1997

  • Screen Actors Guild, Lifetime Achievement Award

1999

2000

2001

  • President’s Citizens Medal (USA)
  • Maverick Award, Taos Talking Picture Festival (USA)

2002

  • Kennedy Center Honoree, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2005

  • BAFTA Award, Britannia Award for Artistic Excellence in International Entertainment (UK)

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A NOTE VIA AP: A private family funeral will be held for Ms. Taylor later this week. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. People wanting to send personal messages can log onto http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-Taylor-Tribute

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