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Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79 on March 23, 2011

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng 丨CCTV.com

03-23-2017 09:06 BJT

On this day in 2011, actress Elizabeth Taylor, who appeared in more than 50 films, won two Academy Awards and was synonymous with Hollywood glamour, dies of complications from congestive heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital at age 79.

The violet-eyed Taylor began her acting career as a child and spent most of her life in the spotlight. Known for her striking beauty, she was married eight times and later in life became a prominent HIV/AIDS activist.

File photo: Elizabeth Taylor

File photo: Elizabeth Taylor

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