Elizabeth Taylor: her star shines on

Elizabeth Taylor (1932–2011) - Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born in London, England. 

Dual British-American citizenship - She gained dual British-American citizenship at birth, as her parents, Francis Lenn Taylor and Sara Sothern.

Return to America - The family left Europe for America in 1939. The young Elizabeth, blessed with a stunning natural beauty, was encouraged to audition for films.

Early career and teenage stardom - Elizabeth Taylor made her film debut at age 10 in 'There's One Born Every Minute' (1942). She's pictured with fellow child actor Carl Switzer.

'National Velvet' (1944) - Taylor was cast in her first starring role at age 12, when she appeared in 'National Velvet' (1944).

First marriage - In May 1950, Elizabeth Taylor married hotel-chain heir Conrad Hilton, Jr., in a highly publicized ceremony. She divorced him in January 1951.

Bankable star - By the mid-1950s, Taylor had become one of Hollywood's most successful stars.

Second marriage - Taylor married Michael Wilding, her second husband, in 1952. The couple are pictured in 1955 with their sons Michael Jr. 

Model looks - The actress was always happy to flaunt her youth and beauty in numerous publicity photo shoots throughout the 1950s.

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (1958) - Taylor considered her role as Maggie "the Cat" in this adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play as a career high point.

Third marriage - After divorcing Wilding, Taylor married Mike Todd—her third husband—in 1957.

Growing family - Taylor and Todd with their newborn, Elizabeth Frances Todd, and Taylor's two sons from her marriage with Michael Wilding.

Fourth marriage - Taylor and Fisher were married in 1959.

First Oscar win -
Her performance in 'BUtterfield 8' won Taylor the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Fifth marriage: the celebrity couple - On March 15, 1964, Elizabeth Taylor wed Richard Burton.

Sixth marriage - In 1976, Taylor and Burton parted company for good. In November 1978, Taylor married for the sixth time, to Republican politician John Warner.

Seventh marriage - It was here in 1988 that she met construction worker Larry Fortensky. They married in 1991.

The world mourns a Hollywood star - Taylor's flower-festooned star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the days following her death.

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