Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Whilst she was most famous for being married 7 times (twice to the same man) and for being an outspoken friend of Michael Jackson's, she suffered terrible medical conditions for most of her life, including breaking her back 4 times and having a benign brain tumor removed. This didn't stop her from acting in over 70 movies, having children, a very colourful social life and becoming a championed AIDS spokesperson.
Beginning her professional acting career when she was just 12 years old in 'National Velvet, she was nominated for 5 Academy Awards (winning 2) and was considered a tour de force in her roles in 'Who's afraid of Viriginia Woolfe' & 'Cleopatra' for which she became the first actress to ever receive a $1,000,000 pay cheque. She also had a comical side, playing a character in the Flintstones movie in 1994 and voicing Maggie Simpson's first words in a Simpsons episode in 1992. Check out her full movie listings on IMDB.
This is truly one leading lady that will be missed by generations. RIP Liz.