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Big Girls Need Big Diamonds

“True glamour come from within. It radiates from the soul.” one of my favorite quotes from the lovely and glamorous Elizabeth Taylor.

Today is truly a sad sad day as we lost a true Hollywood Legend and Beauty Icon to congestive heart failure. I have a special place in my heart for her, as the first perfume I ever owned as a little girl was White Diamonds.

 Born in Hampstead, London in 1932, Dame Elizabeth Taylor was a child starlet and one of the greatest Hollywood’s beauties. In the 1950’s she was voted The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. One of the most famous and glamorous stars in the world, Taylor is also one of the most photographed women in history. She holds the record for the most appearances on the cover of Life magazine which she has graced eleven times, and fourteen People covers, second to Princess Diana. Taylor has also received five nominations for Best Actress and won two Oscars during her amazing six decade career. Her scents and have been in the top ten best seller lists in America since their launch, making her hundreds of millions. She also pioneered the campaign against HIV and AIDS awareness in Hollywood after her good friend Rock Hudson died of the disease. The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation has raised millions of dollars for the cause over the years. A magnet for publicity throughout her life, Elizabeth was legendary for her eight marriages to seven husbands, most famously to actor Richard Burton, the love of her life whom she married twice.

“My Mother says I didn’t open my eyes for eight days when I was born but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked.”


What I love about Taylor is that she was never afraid to do what she wanted and took risks in her life and in fashion. She was infamous for her extravagant hats and headpieces. In the picture below, you can see Elizabeth Taylor pictured with Richard Burton wearing Valentino and a headpiece made of emeralds and diamonds.
And who could forget her starring role in Cleopatra, made in 1963, which was one of the most talked about movies of its time. Doesn’t she look fabulous?
A classic beauty and fashionista, I think Elizabeth Taylor was one of the last true Hollywood Legends of our time. She will be missed and not soon forgotten. Below I have put together some of my favorite pictures taken of her throughout her life, so enjoy!