Thursday, 22 July 2010
i'm heading up north for the weekend to be a bridesmaid in a friends wedding, and since the dress i'll be wearing has a 1950s feel to it, i submitted a photo of Elizabeth Taylor to the hairstylist, hoping she can give me a similar 'do. while searching for the right picture, i found myself in shock and awe of young miss Taylor's dazzling beauty, and i thought it about time i inducted her into the Loose Leaf Tigers Hall of Dames...
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, is the second actual Dame to be inducted to the hall of dames (the first being Judy). miss Taylor is a living legend, considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood's golden age. she's lived a life far more dramatic than any film, having had 8 marriages to 7 men, 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 2 Oscar wins (for BUtterfield 8, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf).
an internationally renowned beauty in her younger days, Liz has been plagued by health problems over the last few decades, including a benign brain tumour, and has broken her back 4 times, making it very painful for her to stand or walk for long periods of time. but her failing health has not stopped her from dedicating herself to raising funds for AIDS charities, a crusade she began in 1985, after the death of her friend Rock Hudson.