Best of 2011

A Farewell to the Stars We Lost This Year

From Elizabeth Taylor to Amy Winehouse, we pay tribute to the people whose lives touched us all

JANE RUSSELL

One of Hollywood's most iconic sex symbols, the brunette bombshell set the big screen alight in the 1940s and 1950s with The Outlaw and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, alongside Marilyn Monroe. After leaving movies to focus on music and family, the actress founded the Hollywood Christian Group gospel quartet and the World Adoption International Fund, after adopting three children with her first husband, Bob Waterfield. She passed away from respiratory complications at the age of 89 on Feb. 28.