I heard the sad news about the legendary Elizabeth Taylor yesterday morning while I getting dressed for work. I felt such heartache and sadness at her death, especially due to the fact that I grew up watching this beautiful icon. My mother has long been obsessed with classic movies and one that I was introduced to very early in life was the classic, National Velvet. The film that set Taylor on the path of becoming a moviestar (and would make me beg for a horse every day for the rest of my life) Other favorite films of mine were Father of the Bride and Cleopatra (I know, it was considered a bit of a flop...but you just can't get past her fabulous wardrobe, makeup and sex appeal). Though I am a fan of her films, many will remember her for the personal drama that always surrounded her life - including her eight marriages and steamy liaisons with Richard Burton. After her retirement from films, Elizabeth became one of the earliest and most vocal HIV/AIDS activists.
I think the passing of such a glamorous star calls for some rememberance of her most fabulous times. I found these images on Vogue.com and thought they so well embodied what she will be remembered for....perhaps being the last great moviestar.