Wednesday, March 23, 2011

RIP Elizabeth Taylor

"I call upon you to draw from the depths of your being — to prove that we are a human race, to prove that our love outweighs our need to hate, that our compassion is more compelling than our need to blame." Acceptance speech for the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1993.Good bye to a one of a kind beauty and phenomenal actress.

14 comments:

Karena said...

A film icon whose life was always an adventure. Always true to herself!!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Stitchfork said...

A beautiful woman in so many ways - such a loss.
xo Cathy

Susan said...

A naturally beautiful woman - and a fine actress. Sad she is gone.

pve design said...

I get the chills thinking about that quote. What a stunning woman and the images you have posted show her strength and love for life.
pve

Divine Theatre said...

I had not heard. I am so sad.

The Devoted Classicist said...

Elizabeth Taylor was one of the great beauties of the 20th century and will be remembered as one of Hollywood's finest actresses. I was fortunate to have seen her in 1981 on Broadway in "The Little Foxes" for which she was nominated for a Tony award. A true star!

sandrajonas.com said...

Nice tribute, she was certainly a great beauty and humanitarian

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I remember seeing her as a little kid in a small role in 'Life with Father' - remember that movie? She plays a pretty teenager who is..um...a little exciteable in one small scene and a tad screechy. But 25years later I still remember her in that movie despite the smallness of the role. She had luminescence; a star quality.

katiedid said...

Hear, hear! Probably the most important words she ever uttered. An amazing woman.

Hels said...

She did have a luminescence! Not just beauty but something more.

MK said...

She had special glamour that the movie stars of her era had. Unfortunately they are all fading away....it is a great loss

The Down East Dilettante said...

wonderful actress---what could be lovelier than Taylor in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'?

But more than that, her impact on the fight against AIDS, which was profound, assures her of a particularly good slot in heaven.

Amazing to think about. I've never known a world without Elizabeth Taylor.

Robert Webber said...

You chose two fabulous fotos!
Best
RW

beatrice De said...

Je m'associe depuis Lausanne.