RIP Ms Taylor

No, not Taylor Swift.

In case you haven’t heard, one of the grand dames of Hollywood passed away just today. Ms Elizabeth Taylor died of congestive heart failure. She was 79 years old.

I didn’t really follow her career, but when I was in college, we had to do a paper on someone. I can’t remember how it came about, but my group ended up doing Elizabeth Taylor for our presentation. Specifically, we spoke about her contributions to bringing AIDS to public awareness and of her perfume.

One of the things that struck me about her was that she was beautiful. She was beautiful in the classical sense; full lips, dark hair, dreamy eyes. When I looked at pictures of her in her youth, I could remember being awestruck by just how beautiful she was.

I still think she was beautiful. She didn’t age as “preservatively” as some of the current older dames are, but I always got the impression that she was larger than life. She was confidant to many. She was passionate about what she did. She had her flaws, and did her best to live up to her potential in life.

RIP Elizabeth Taylor. Thank you for the times.

PS: Married 8 times, divorced 7. Dear lady, that’s quite awesome. 😀