Taylor, Elizabeth

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Elizabeth Taylor
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Name
Taylor, Elizabeth Gender: F
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
born on 27 February 1932 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 07°18' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 15°45 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 13°16'



Biography

British-American actress, born in London to American parents residing in Britain. She learned ballet shortly after learning to walk and once performed before the Queen.

In 1939 the Taylor family emigrated back to the Los Angeles area. Her father opened up an art gallery in the Beverly Hills Hotel and this is where Elizabeth was discovered by movie scouts. With a debut in 1942, she did a movie with Universal Studios and was then signed with MGM for a long-term contract that tied her up until the early '60s.

Noted as a perfect beauty, with unique violet eyes, she matured directly from child characters into adult roles. She won her first Academy Award for "Butterfly 8" and was nominated for multiple Oscar's. One of the highest paid performers, she won a second Academy Award for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?" in 1966. Glamorous and popular as ever despite her bouts with alcohol, food and weight gains, Taylor remains one of the world's most photographed and publicized celebrities. As her film roles dwindled, she redirected her interests, coming out with her own line of perfumes and becoming active in the crusade against AIDS. She has personally raised millions of dollars for AIDS research. Even in her sixties, Taylor still commands attention with every performance. By 1990 she insisted she had not had any cosmetic surgery, "just a little work on the jaw."

By 1997, she has gone through eight husbands, four children and nine grandchildren. At just 18, she married 23-year-old Nicky Hilton, heir to the hotel fortune, 6/06/1950, and it was a disaster from the first. She later confided to friends that Hilton, a heavy gambler and boozer, did not consummate the marriage until the third night, and after that became sullen, angry, and abusive, physically and mentally. The marriage did not last a year.

Next came divorced British actor Michael Wilding, 19 years Liz's senior, on 2/21/1952. Wilding was a quiet man who represented security, maturity. Perhaps too much so; they split after five years and two sons. A day after their separation, flamboyant producer Mike Todd leaped into Liz's life. She got pregnant with their daughter, Liza, and they married on 2/02/1957 in a orchid-covered villa in Acapulco, Mexico. Ironically, crooner Eddie Fisher, who became Liz's fourth husband, was their best man. After a tumultuous year of passionate fights and reconciliation's with Todd, he was killed in a plane crash on 3/23/1958.

Eddie Fisher consoled Liz, then abruptly left his wife Debbie Reynolds to marry the widow on 5/12/1959. They adopted a daughter together, but their marriage crashed when she met and fell in love with her Cleopatra co-star Richard Burton.

To all appearances, the most star-crossed and dynamic relationship of her life, she and Burton married - and divorced - twice. The first time was on 3/15/1964 in Montreal, Canada. They became the media darlings of their era with their jet-setting, battling, drinking and reconciliation's. They divorced in 1974 and remarried a year later, on 10/10/1975, Botswana, Africa, for a short rematch.

Liz next married Virginia Senator John Warner on 12/04/1976. She gamely made a try at being a political wife but rapidly gained weight, drinking and pill-popping. After her divorce from Warner, Liz checked into the Betty Ford clinic, where she met 20-year-younger blue-collar worker Larry Fortensky. He became her eighth husband on 10/06/1991 in a gala held at her pal Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch. That marriage folded in 1996.

Personally she has gone through tragedies in the death of one husband and a number of medical problems; two hip replacement surgeries, a near fatal bought of pneumonia, weight fluctuations, a lacerated esophagus, emergency eye surgery, irregular heartbeat, colitis, an ulcer) and a serious surgery to remove a benign tumor from her left frontal lobe of her brain 2/20/1997. A fall at home on 8/19/1999 hospitalized her with a compression fracture in her spine. She has suffered with osteoporosis for awhile and has never been able to shake the back problems that began in 1944 when she tumbled from a horse while filming "National Velvet."

She married Larry Fortensky (born 1/17/1952) on 10/06/1991 at her pal Michael Jackson's ranch in Santa Inez Valley, CA. They announced their separation 8/30/1995.

Taylor was awarded Dame commander of the Order of the British Empire at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, 5/16/2000.

In June 2002 at age 70, she had radiation treatment for skin cancer and her doctor reports no residual evidence of basal cell carcinoma.

Under the terms of the 1998 Holocaust Victims Redress Act, a Canadian lawyer filed a suit against Liz Taylor on October 5, 2004 for ownership of a valuable Van Gogh painting now owned by the star. The attorney, Andrew Orkin, claims the painting belonged to his great-grandmother, Margarete Mauthner, a Jewish intellectual, patron of the arts, and art collector who fled the Nazis in 1939 Germany. Mauthner died in 1947. Taylor reportedly acquired the painting in a 1963 London auction.

In December 2004, the star revealed that she is suffering from congestive heart failure. She also has scoliosis.

Six weeks after hospitalization, the actress/activist died of congestive heart failure on March 23, 2011 at 1:28 AM local time in Los Angeles, CA (time from a hospital spokesperson as recorded by the New York Times obituary).

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • child relationship with Todd, Liza (born 6 August 1957)
  • spouse relationship with Todd, Mike (born 19 June 1911)
  • spouse relationship with Warner, John (born 18 February 1927)

Events

  • Family : Change residence 1939 (Family moved to Hollywood)
  • Work : New Career 1942 (Movie debut)
  • Health : Job related injury 1944 (Fall from horse, serious back injury, filming "National Velvet")
  • Relationship : Marriage 1950 (Nicholas Conrad Hilton, Jr.)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1952 (Michael Wilding)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1957 (Mike Todd)
  • Death of Mate 1958 (Mike Todd killed)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1959 (Eddie Fisher)
  • Work : Prize 1960 (Oscar award)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1964 (Richard Burton)
  • Work : Prize 1966 (Oscar award)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1975 (Richard Burton again)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1976 (John Warner)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 16 April 1990 (Hospital with pneumonia)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 6 October 1991 (Larry Fortensky)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 30 March 1994 (Hip replacement surgery)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 19 June 1995 (Replaced right hip)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 30 August 1995 (Announced seperation with Larry)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 20 February 1997 (Brain tumor removed)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 19 August 1999 (Hospitalized after fall, compression fracture in spine)
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  • Work : Prize 16 May 2000 at 12:00 noon in London, England (Awarded title of Dame by Queen Elizabeth)
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  • Health : Medical procedure June 2002 (Radiation for skin cancer)
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  • Crime : Law suit 5 October 2004 (for ownership of a Van Gogh painting)
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  • Health : Medical diagnosis December 2004 (congestive heart failure)
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  • Death by Disease 23 March 2011 at 01:28 AM in Los Angeles, CA (Congestive heart failure, age 79)
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Source Notes

Bob Prince quotes Good Housekeeping magazine 3/1989, p.197, that has an excerpt from "My Daughter Elizabeth," written by Mrs. Taylor, saying that "She was born around 2:00 AM." Prince also has a signed photo from Taylor with 2:00 AM written on the back of the picture by Liz.

The biography by Alexander Walker gives 2:30 AM.

(Formerly, Church of Light gave 7:56 PM from Adrienne Ziegler, 1958. The same data was given in AQ Winter/1966 and Pryor in AFA 10/1971 and in Flowler's "allegedly to a Lodge member from Taylor's mom."

Marion March had 6:56 PM from a British Astrology magazine 7/1970. Wilhelm Konig gave 1:30 AM, and Lucy Bonnet gave 9:00 PM.)

B.C. published by ancestry.com, image copy on file at Astrodienst, gives 02:30 am

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous (Moves on ball-bearings; lavender eyes)
  • Traits : Body : Constitution sensitive (Many health problems)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Arthritis (Hips and scoliosis)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (congestive heart failure)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Bone (Osteoporosis)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Cosmetic surgery (Lower face lift, jaw line)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Good drinker in her day)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Eight)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (Mike Todd)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (One adopted daughter, two step-kids, one godchild)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four children, nine grandchildren)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist (Raised millions for AIDS)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Moved to U.S. from Great Britain)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Beauty : Sex-symbol
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Debut at ten)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Children's books)
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted (Dame of British Empire)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Two)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (One of history's famed beauties)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women

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