"She was special because she didn’t have a line cut between brain and mouth. That is, you asked her a question and she answered it. She was not fearful of public opinion and what it thought of her. She fought the battle for AIDS before Rock Hudson had AIDS. You know, there were even hollywood stars who wouldn’t talk to her and wouldn’t go to any of her rallies to try to raise money because they didn’t want to be associated with AIDS. And she stood up for it. She stood up for Michael Jackson in his darkest days, and his worst days. It matters not if you agreed with her, but it was her ability to be so forceful for so many things. And loyalty, which to me is the number one attribute a person could have, was her number one thing. If she was your friend, she was your friend. You can’t buy loyalty… and of course, there were her eyes- we’ll never see eyes like that again." -Larry King, on what made Elizabeth Taylor special.
Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Bob Willoughby, 1957
Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra (1963)
Elizabeth Taylor attends the premiere for the MGM movie ‘Hit The Deck’ at the Coconut Grove nightclub on January 19, 1954 in Los Angeles, California.
Elizabeth Taylor painting on a hill, June 1947