Elizabeth Taylor

Today is Elizabeth Taylor's Birthday. Taylor was an actress in Hollywood's Golden Age. Taylor rose to fame in 1944 with her depiction of Velvet Brown in "National Velvet" and went on to star in Hollywood classics such as "Father of the Bride", "A Place in the Sun" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." In her later life she became a philanthropist, helping to raise more than $270 million for preventative HIV/AIDS research. She died in 2011 and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. She is survived by her four children.

Elizabeth Taylor in the 1950's.

Elizabeth Taylor in the 1950's.

James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor, photographed circa 1955, probably on the set of the film 'Giant.'

James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor, photographed circa 1955, probably on the set of the film 'Giant.'

Elizabeth Taylor (born 1932), a British-American actress of Hollywood's golden age.

Elizabeth Taylor (born 1932), a British-American actress of Hollywood's golden age.