Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

Remembering Hollywood's Queen, Elizabeth Taylor

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

LEADING LADY

An actress, a philanthropist and a Hollywood legend known as one of the most beautiful women in the world, Elizabeth Taylor – who died of congestive heart failure at age 79 on March 23 – leaves behind a legacy every bit as colorful as any of her screen roles. "Elizabeth is bigger than life," her friend, songwriter Carol Bayer Sager, once told PEOPLE of the star. "She's the closest thing we have in America to royalty."