Good-bye… Violet Eyed Vixen

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I am saddened to learn that screen goddess Elizabeth Taylor has passed away.  

Elizabeth, so beautiful that, even as a child actress, she didn’t just ignite the silver screen, she comandeered it. The violet eyed brunette with the kitten voice and multiple marriages is gone from us now.  

“I was taught by my parents that if you fall in love, if you want to have a love affair, you get married,” she once remarked. “I guess I’m very old-fashioned.”

To me, and many others, Elizabeth Taylor was the very essence of what is a movie star.

Beautiful. Fashionable. Interesting. Persued and desired.

The very essence of glamour and beauty.

Let us not forget that she was also a humanitarian; a woman who used her fame to help others battle AIDS and she did so long before it was popular for stars to lend their status to any cause.   Receiving a special humanitarian award for her charity work  she declared, “I call upon you to draw from the depths of your being — to prove that we are a human race, to prove that our love outweighs our need to hate, that our compassion is more compelling than our need to blame.”

Stunningly beautiful actress and winner of Oscars, yes, but, most importantly, she was a woman who tried many things and above all .. survived.   And let’s not forget that she was a Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother who leaves behind a family who will mourn her absence.

Rest in peace Elizabeth. You’ll be missed.

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13 thoughts on “Good-bye… Violet Eyed Vixen

  1. Holy smokes, Emjay. You scooped the news feed for me! I just happened across your blog via NotesFromARumblyCottage. Thanks to you, I am in the ‘know’ now. By the same token, thanks to you, my day has a turned a shade of gray. I remember watching Cleopatra in my high school Latin class. I don’t remember much of Latin, but I do remember Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Thanks for the great post!

  2. Yes, and Elizabeth…say hi to Michael for us. You are both leaving this physical realm a little less colorful.

  3. What a beautiful tribute. You’re right. She was one of a kind.

  4. The husband and I were trying to think of a modern actress who is at her same level of pure stardom and I cannot think of one. Maybe Angelina. She does have the super-couple thing going as well as a certain air on screen. But really it is hard to compare to La Liz.

    • I agree; I was thinking the same last night watching “Piers Morgan” and all of the tributes roll in. Larry King said it best though, “Papparazzi was invented because of Elizabeth Taylor. And unlike today’s ‘stars,’ SHE had talent!” Amen. Cheers Rumbley 🙂 MJ

      PS — Those hate fueled people of the Westboro Church are planning to protest her funeral. Is it just me or should the words CHURCH and HATE not be in the same sentence?

  5. MJ, I hadn’t heard this news until I read your post. She was indeed a truly wonderful and unique person.

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  7. crustabakes

    RIP elizabeth taylor the beautiful, may she inspire the rest of us to follow in her humanitarian activities.

  8. eremophila

    A lovely tribute. National Velvet inspired me as a child.

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