Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

Remembering Hollywood's Queen, Elizabeth Taylor

The beautiful and tumultuous life of a grand dame who became movie-made royalty


In 1951, the actress became a leading lady when she costarred with Montgomery Clift in A Place in the Sun (pictured on the set). The two forged a close bond; her enduring Hollywood friendships would later become a statement. When Giant costar Rock Hudson died of AIDS in 1985, she helped start the American Foundation for AIDS Research and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. "I want to do all I can because I have to live with me," Taylor told PEOPLE about her activism.

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