I can't believe I didn't use Elizabeth Taylor for my famous immigrant of the week back in 2011 when she passed away, but maybe that's because, like so many other Americans, I didn't even realize she was an immigrant!
The lovely and talented, Elizabeth Taylor, with her signature violet eyes and raven black hair, was arguably one of the most beautiful women to have ever lived.
Born Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor on February 27, 1932, in London, England, Elizabeth Taylor is one of Hollywood's most celebrated actresses. She is known not only for her beauty, but for her challenging roles in critically acclaimed films and her unusual personal life, including eight marriages. Here's a bit about her from her page at biography.com:
While her love life continued to make international headlines, Taylor continued to shine showed as an actress. She delivered a riveting performance in the drama A Place in the Sun, and turned things up even more in 1956 with the film adaptation of the Edna Ferber novel,Giant that co-starred James Dean. Two years later, she sizzled on the big screen in the film adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The following year, she starred in another Williams classic, Suddenly Last Summer. Taylor earned her first Oscar, capturing the coveted Best Actress award for her role as call girl in Butterfield 8 (1960).
Here's a clip of Taylor in Cleopatra as the movie's namesake enters Rome (with two-time husband, Richard Burton.) It's quite the spectacle!