Elizabeth Taylor, a True Hollywood Star

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“I’ve been through it all, baby. I’m Mother Courage.” Elizabeth Taylor has been through the worst of it with her numerous marriages and illnesses, but she toughed it out and kept pushing forward. Her “I can conquer the world” attitude got her through all of the obstacles she faced. Elizabeth stayed in the spotlight from the time she was nine years old until the day she died. Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was a true, old-fashioned Hollywood celebrity that overcame many hardships in her life. Elizabeth Taylor, or Liz for short, was born February 27th, 1932 in Hampstead, London, England, UK to American parents, Sara Warmbrodt and Francis Taylor. In 1939, Elizabeth and her mother, Sara, left Hampstead and went to Los Angeles. Her father later …show more content…
Paparazzi flocked to her and reported her every move (Boman). She was known for her violet eyes, pale skin, and most importantly, her multiple marriages. Liz was married eight times to seven different men. Her most known marriage was to the actor, Richard Burton. The two stars met on the set of a film they starred in together. Burton was instantly consumed by Elizabeth’s beauty, but she felt differently about him. She thought him to be rude and arrogant. The two were still married at the time. Elizabeth soon fell victim, like many women before, to Richard’s witty charm, and they began to have an affair on the set of the film they were in. The crew covered for them with their spouses numerous times (Monger). After a while, they allowed their relationship to become public, but the world was against their relationship because of the issues it had. After Liz and Richard’s spouses finally gave them divorces, they were married in 1964. The couple faced hate from the public and problems within their home, but they felt like they were truly made for one another. Ten years later, the two divorced. Elizabeth had a health scare, and Richard realized that he couldn’t live without her, and they remarried in 1975. Like the first marriage, it failed, and they divorced months later. Although they were no longer together, Elizabeth and Richard’s love for each other still lived on. From the eight marriages, Liz had four children. One of the many other things