Elizabeth Taylor Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

23rd May 2014

Quote: "She was one of a kind. She could stay up all night and play cards with you or get on a plane and go anywhere. She was fun. She was bigger than life... We were friends right up until she passed away. I probably have more personal memories from her than anyone. A year with her could fill a lifetime." Actor George Hamilton has fond memories of his late lover Elizabeth Taylor.

28th February 2014

Quote: "I had less anxiety waiting for the results of a home pregnancy test. And that's the truth, that's not just a cheap joke. That's the truth." Irish actor Colin Farrell was a nervous mess when he met the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor for the first time. The pair became unlikely friends in 2009, two years before her death.

28th February 2014

Tweet: "Has everyone wished Josh Groban a happy birthday? It's also the birthday of one of my favorite actresses @DameElizabeth". Star Trek icon William Shatner marks pal Groban's 33rd birthday on Thursday (27Feb14), the same day the late Elizabeth Taylor would have turned 82.

21st February 2014

Fact: Photographs of, and artwork inspired by, the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor are set to go under the hammer for charity. The items, including a 1997 black-and-white portrait of the acting icon taken by fashion photographer Herb Ritts, will be auctioned off during a special Los Angeles event hosted by her close friend, Colin Farrell, on 27 February (14), on what would have been Taylor's 82nd birthday. Proceeds will benefit The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation to help fight the spread of Hiv and Aids.

29th April 2013

Fact: A restored version of Elizabeth Taylor's movie classic Cleopatra will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival in France next month (May13) to mark the film's 50th anniversary.

27th November 2012

Fact: Lindsay Lohan's movie comeback as Elizabeth Taylor failed to wow Tv viewers in America on Sunday night (25Nov12). The premiere of Liz & DICk averaged 3.5 million viewers - almost half of the audience which tuned into the Steel Magnolias remake, which debuted on the same cable network, Lifetime, last month (Oct12).

21st November 2012

Quote: "She loved falling in love... She got a lot of diamonds, I'll tell you that much, and I have no problem with that!" Lindsay Lohan hopes she will one day find true love, like Elizabeth Taylor did with Richard Burton.

3rd July 2012

Tweet: "Thank you all for the birthday wishes! Also that's a wrap on 'Liz & dick' - thank you to all my fans, crew members, friends & lifetime (network)!" Lindsay Lohan marked her 26th birthday on Monday (02Jul12) by finishing the shoot for new Elizabeth Taylor biopic Liz & Dick.

1st April 2012

Fact: The elaborate gold cape Dame Elizabeth Taylor wore in Cleopatra has sold at auction in Texas for $59,200 (£37,000).

7th February 2012

Fact: Madonna was due to wear a pair of $1 million (£625,000) diamond earrings formerly owned by Elizabeth Taylor during her Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday (05Feb12) but she ditched the bling at the last minute because it was too heavy.

24th August 2011

Fact: Dame Elizabeth Taylor has been named the most photogenic star of all time. Jennifer Aniston came second, while soccer ace David Beckham is third in the poll by photo website MyMemory.com.

10th April 2011

Fact: Artwork, jewellery, memorabilia and clothes belonging to late acting legend Elizabeth Taylor are set to go under the hammer at Christie's auction house. The Cleopatra star died last month (Mar11) at age 79 after losing her long battle with congestive heart disease.

31st March 2011

Fact: The Gerard Manley Hopkins poem Colin Farrell read at Elizabeth Taylor's funeral last week (24Mar11) was her late husband Richard Burton's favourite. The Welsh actor recited the poem in his 1978 film Absolution.

25th March 2011

Fact: Dame Elizabeth Taylor was laid to rest in a top-of-the-range mahogany wooden casket lined with red velvet, costing $11,000 (£6,875), according to Tmz.com. The Hollywood icon died of congestive heart failure on Wednesday (23Mar11) and was buried the following day (24Mar11) at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

25th March 2011

Quote: "We loved our big hairdos. We were both little and we used to often talk about that, trying finding clothes to suit us because she had kind of a big chest too. But she was a doll, I just loved her, she had a great sense of humour... Because of her great perfume, somebody said, 'Well, we know heaven's going to smell a lot better.' So I thought that was a sweet thing to say." Country star Dolly Parton pays tribute to the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away on Wednesday (23Mar11), and makes a reference to her signature perfume, White Diamonds.

24th March 2011

Quote: "I remember when I first saw her, everybody wanted to look like her when she did A Date With Judy. All my friends, we all wanted the big eyebrows and black hair and the beauty mark. I kept a scrapbook on her, which is why it was so fascinating for me, a few years later in Hollywood, to meet her in the make-up room." Joan Collins looked up to style icon Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

24th March 2011

Quote: "The last time I got a divorce she sent me a note and she said, 'I'm still ahead by three!' I sent one back saying, 'Don't worry Liz, I'm going to catch up!'" Joan Collins has fond memories of her late pal Dame Elizabeth Taylor's humour.

2nd March 2011

Quote: "I like the connection with fans and people who have been supportive of me. And I love the idea of real feedback and a two-way street, which is very, very modern. But sometimes I think we know too much about our idols and that spoils the dream. So, like all things, it is to be used with care!" Dame Elizabeth Taylor warns her fellow celebrity Twitter.com users to be wary of sharing too much information on the popular micro-blogging site.

21st February 2011

Quote: "We used to play catch with the priceless Krupp diamond ring Richard bought her. Then she said, 'You wear it' and mum was like, 'No!' She had visions of it going down the toilet and never being seen again." Actress Patsy Kensit had fun with DAME Elizabeth Taylor on the set of 1976 movie THE BLUE BIRD, which she filmed when she was just six years old.

10th February 2011

Quote: "I love Johnny Depp, and I love Colin Farrell - both brilliant, nuanced actors with great range." Elizabeth Taylor on her current favourite leading men.

9th February 2011

Fact: Socialite Kim Kardashian has interviewed Elizabeth Taylor for the new issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine.

25th January 2011

Quote: "My mother says I didn't open my eyes for eight days after I was born. But when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked." DAME Elizabeth Taylor loved diamonds from an early age.

25th January 2011

Quote: "I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?" DAME Elizabeth Taylor insists her seven husbands have been her only partners.

17th August 2009

Quote: "I once went to the track with Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson. I asked Michael to pick a horse. He said, 'Oh no, I'm a Jehovah's Witness.' So I told him to just put his hand down on the race card. His hand came down on this horse that was a 30-1 shot. I bet on that horse and it won. I came over to Michael and said, 'We won!' I tried to give the money to him, but he screamed and tore off running." Actor George Hamilton reflects on an encounter with the late King of Pop.

9th June 2009

Quote: "Elizabeth Taylor. (She's) the best old school dame I've ever met. A regular, wonderful person. Boy, did I take to her. She's an astonishingly great broad." Hollywood star Johnny Depp was awestruck by the acting legend.

7th April 2009

Fact: Bond girl Gemma Arterton has channelled her movie icon Elizabeth Taylor for a new photoshoot. The actress is seen posing lying on a bed wearing a white slip - reminiscent of Taylor's famous scene in 1958 film CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.

4th April 2009

Quote: "I'd be like Liz Taylor if I was going to imitate anyone. Just the way she breathes and everybody wants to give her diamonds - they give her bigger and bigger ones." Kate Moss reveals her style icon.

21st October 2008

Fact: Movie legend DAME Elizabeth Taylor has presented one of her favourite Hollywood nightspots - famed gay bar The Abbey - with a gold-framed portrait of herself taken from the height of her career, which hangs near the club's DJ booth.

14th November 2007

Fact: LATEST: Hugh Grant's Andy Warhol painting of DAME Elizabeth Taylor was snapped up at auction on Tuesday (13Nov07) for $22 million (GBP11 million) - making the actor a profit of $18 million (GBP9 million).

6th November 2007

Fact: British actor Hugh Grant is auctioning an Andy Warhol painting of Elizabeth Taylor for $34 million (GBP17 million) at London auction house Christie's on 13 November (07).

13th September 2007

Fact: Elizabeth Taylor is scheduled to revive her acting career for one night only when she takes to the stage with James Earl Jones for a reading of A.R. Gurney's play Love Letters in December (07). The event is being held to raise funds for AIDS charities.

1st February 2007

Quote: "All I see in the mirror every morning is a face that needs washing." DAME Elizabeth Taylor on her reputation as a glamour icon.

27th July 2006

Quote: "I've always cut my own hair. I cut it two weeks ago." Fashion and beauty icon DAME Elizabeth Taylor likes to keep her beauty routine low-maintenance.

8th July 2006

Fact: US designer Michael Kors was treated to a rare glimpse inside DAME Elizabeth Taylor's Bel-Air, Los Angeles home when he interviewed the movie legend for the upcoming issue of style magazine Harper's Bazaar.

31st May 2006

Quote: "He was full of rubbish and he tried to intimidate you, but I wasn't afraid of him... I loved him." DAME Elizabeth Taylor remembers fellow movie legend Marlon Brando.

7th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I get around now in a wheelchair, but I get around." Movie great DAME Elizabeth Taylor admits chronic back problems have forced her to take to a wheelchair. </p>

13th September 2005

Fact: <p>Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson has signed on to become the new face of Blackglama fur for a reported $500,000 (GBP277,800). Past Blackglama girls have included Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Audrey Hepburn and Cher. </p>

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