Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Elizabeth Taylor, RIP
She was one of the most beautiful women ever to emerge on the Hollywood scene, the dark hair and violet eyes a stunning combination. She made some fine films (I liked her in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Suddenly, Last Summer), and she won two best-actress Oscars: one for Butterfield 8 (which I haven’t seen), and one for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (which I have seen and positively loathe; the incessant, monstrous on-screen fighting between Taylor and Richard Burton might just as easily have come from one of their own home movies).
Elizabeth Taylor led a very messy life, but still…one of the last of the screen giants, unforgettable.
Dead at 79.
Update: Well, now, that's weird.