Elizabeth Taylor was an amazing performer known for many things, including her remarkable beauty, fashion sense, business acumen, generosity, and being a distinctive sex symbol. She was the first female actor to earn $1 million following her participation in “Cleopatra.”
Unlike Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, her sex symbol popularity sprang from her acting abilities. She ascended to become Hollywood’s influential matriarch after many years of service to the industry.
Another intriguing truth about the actress was her marriage to seven different men. Taylor’s romantic relationships frequently made headlines—she was married eight times, twice to the same guy, Richard Burton.
Her close ones remembered her differently than the rest of the world did. The “Cleopatra” actress raised four children: Michael Wilding Jr., Chris Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton.
She also had eleven grandchildren, including Laela, Naomi, Caleb, Andrew, Tarquin, Lowell Wilding, Rhys and Quinn Tivey, Elizabeth Carson (adopted), and Richard McKeown, whom she adored and influenced with her fashion sense.
Last year, when the globe celebrated Women’s History Month, two of Taylor’s first child, Michael Wilding Jr., recounted their cherished recollections of their grandma.
Taylor’s celebrity, according to Naomi, did not prevent her from being the finest grandma. She was friendly and caring. The actress enjoyed her on-screen roles as much as she did her real-life ones.
Taylor, as a grandmother, did not spoil or pamper her grandchildren. Her granddaughter stated that she enjoyed teaching them about family values.
The actress was just as passionate at home as she was on television. Naomi said that one of her grandmother’s values was to follow one’s heart and be loyal to whatever love one has – not to be frightened of getting wounded.
Taylor loved her family and expressed her sentiments to her boyfriends. Her granddaughter had uncovered some love letters and never-before-seen photographs for her biography.
She went out to the ill and destitute in addition to treating others around her with an open heart and empathy. Her ideals included advocacy and making the world a better place.
The trailblazing actress died on March 23, 2011. She had spent six weeks at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center when she received the heartbreaking news. Taylor was diagnosed with congestive heart disease in 2004 and fought complications.
For many years, she struggled with health issues such as a brain tumor, osteoporosis, a stroke, scoliosis, and respiratory sickness, and was frequently admitted to the hospital.
Taylor persevered despite her previous difficulties, healing after each hospital admission. In 2009, she confidently assured followers that she was in good health, regardless of what the tabloids stated.
Unfortunately, six months before her death, her health began to fail her. She got feeble and went around in a wheelchair, however the actress remained sharp. Taylor’s thinking remained bright, and she lifted the glass at an early birthday party in her Bel-Air mansion and exclaimed that she is not dead yet.
Despite her weakness, the actress denied additional surgery, and she died two months later. Her death shocked her friends and family, who had hoped she would recover from the disease. Sally Morrison, a close friend and final publicist, said the following that Taylor came back from the edge of disaster so many times. They were all expecting her to do it once again. So it came as quite a surprise when she didn’t.
Michael, the actress’s son, acknowledged their sadness in a real tone. He did, though, highlight his mother’s accomplishments in cinema, business, and activism, asserting that her legacy will continue on.
Even though Quinn did not acquire his grandmother’s acting talent, they share many traits, including their eyes and a strong desire to help others. Quinn Todd, Liza Todd’s eldest son, grew up in a remote town distant from Hollywood yet relished family time with Taylor, who adored having everybody around around the holidays.
He, like his cousin Naomi, never strained for the famous movie star’s attention; at home, she was just his grandma, dazzling all those around with affection. One of his favorite memories is of them watching TV.
Despite the fact that she died many years ago, Quinn is still motivated by the renowned character. His grandma, in his opinion, was never scared to speak her thoughts while always behaving with bravery and kindness.
Quinn has demonstrated this through his commitment to activism—he is a trustee of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, has continued on her legacy, and believes she would be pleased with him.