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Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (born 27 February 1932 - died 23 March 2011), also known as Liz Taylor, was an English/American actress. A former child star, she grew to be known for her acting talent and beauty, as well as her Hollywood lifestyle, including many marriages. Taylor was considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood's golden age.
Elizabeth Taylor was well known and respected for her work outside of acting in raising the profile of AIDS with her charitable work. She was moved after the death of her good friend, the actor Rock Hudson, to help start the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). She then went on to form her own AIDS charity, the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation (ETAF). Taylor was awarded the Jean Herscholt Humanitarian Academy Award in 1992 for her work fighting AIDS.
She died of heart disease on the 23rd of March 2011 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
She was nominated for an Oscar five times and won two. She won the Oscar for best actress in 1961 for her role in BUtterfield 8 and again in 1967 for her role in the film Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
Taylor was married eight times to seven husbands:
Source for marriage information: Wikipedia