February 27,1932-March 23, 2011 79 years old Elizabeth Taylor By: Amber Allen
HOW IT CAME TO BE • Born: Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England. • Moved to the united states in April 1939. • At the age of 7. • Reason- world war II had started.
Early childhood • My father open up a art store just like in London, and did very well. • Upon arriving here in the U.S. my mother got her into acting. • I was seen in “There's One Born Every Minute” (1942), released when she was ten.
Religion • My first religion was, Christian Science (1932–59). -A system of religious thought and practice derived from the writings of Mary Baker Eddy and the Bible. • Then later on in life I converted to, Judaism (1959–2011). -A monotheistic religion originating in the Hebrew Bible.
Romances • My first marriage was Conrad "Nicky" Hilton (May 6, 1950 – January 29, 1951) • My second husband Michael Wilding (February 21, 1952 – January 26, 1957): he was 20 years older than me. • One of the loves or my life Michael Todd (February 2, 1957 – March 22, 1958) He passed away, the only marriage I didn’t get a divorce.
The love continues • My 4th husband Eddie Fisher (May 12, 1959 – March 6, 1964): he was one of Todds best friends, • My 5th husband Richard Burton (March 15, 1964 – June 26, 1974): • I remarried Richard Burton (October 10, 1975 – July 29, 1976): Sixteen months after divorcing. • My 6th husband John Warner (December 4, 1976 – November 7, 1982): • And last but not lest my 7th and final marriage Larry Fortensky(October 6, 1991 – October 31, 1996):
Activism • I was a devoted consistent and generous humanitarian time, helping to raise more than $270 million for the cause. • I was cofounder of the American Foundation for AIDS Research. • I was honored with a special Academy Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1992 for my HIV/AIDS humanitarian work.
Jewish causes • After my conversion to Judaism, I worked for Jewish causes throughout my life. • I helped to raise money for organizations such as the Jewish National Fund. • In 1962, I was kept from entering Egypt to complete Cleopatra, because of converting.
Awards and honors • I received the Jean Herscholt Humanitarian Academy Award. • In 1994, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to me. • I was honored by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) with the Life Achievement Award.
Illnesses and death • I struggled with health problems much of my life. • At 5'4", I constantly gained and lost significant amounts of weight, reaching both 119 pounds and 180 pounds in the 1980s. • On February 2011, new symptoms related to heart failure caused me to be admitted into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for treatment, where I remained until my death at age 79 on March 23, 2011, surrounded by my four children.