Two-time Oscar-winner Elizabeth Taylor counted incredible gems among her valued ownerships. Along with the gems, she left a lot of mementos of a life well-lived, as Rita Braver shows us:
She won her very first Best Actress Oscar in 1961, playing a loose woman in “BUtterfield 8”; the second was in 1967, for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” sparring on screen with her real-life spouse, Richard Burton.
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“It was extremely important for her to speak up for people who weren’t being heard,” Wilding stated.
She increased to nationwide prominence as a kid; by age 11, Taylor was already a star, with “National Velour.” She would go on to make more than 50 movies, wed 8 times, and lead among the most glamorous and vibrant lives of any female in American history.