Elizabeth Taylor has been and will be one of the most acclaimed actresses of the Hollywood scene. Born in London and educated in the U.S., she had a long and illustrious career and a rocky personal life. Taylor is well known for her eight marriages to seven men as well as her problems with alcohol. Although the legendary Elizabeth Taylor was considered as the "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World" to her admirers, Taylor's granddaughter, Naomi deLuce Wilding, explained to Glamour in an interview that she didn't associate the Elizabeth Taylor she knew with the movie star. "She was just my grandmother—well, my granny," Wilding said.
Naomi deLuce Wilding revealed intimate and personal details about her iconic grandmother during the interview with Glamour, ABC News said on Friday. She said..."Living with my grandmother was like living with an auntie. Most grandmothers would say, ‘You can’t leave the house wearing that!’ Mine would see my bra strap showing, and say, ‘Just take your bra off.’”
She also revealed that her grandmother often flirted with her husband. "While living with her in 2002, I met my husband, Anthony, through friends. They got along well; she flirted with him like crazy. She believed in the power of love and wasn't afraid of being hurt. A lot of people hold their heart too close; she believed in giving it out. I think she went into every one of her marriages hoping it'd last, but the circumstances of her life were extreme," she said.
Naomi deLuce Wilding, 39, explained how her grandmother helped her to overcome shyness and also pushed her to be daring. "She believed in the power of love and wasn’t afraid of being hurt," she said of the famous film star. "A lot of people hold their heart too close; she believed in giving it out. I think she went into every one of her marriages hoping it’d last, but the circumstances of her life were extreme.”
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor developed an artistic career that spanned more than 60 years, in which she became popular mainly as an actress in Hollywood films. Her first movie role was in "There 's One Born Every Minute"( 1942), for Universal Pictures with Hugh Herbert. However, the period of her greatest popularity came in the mid- 1940s, with films such as "National Velvet," 1944.
Her role as Cleopatra in the eponymous 1963 film was highly praised and she received rave reviews. In the mid 1980s, she became an activist for humanitarian causes, notably the fight against AIDS. The rest of her career was linked mainly to television, participating in soap operas like "General Hospital" and 'All My Children."
During her career she won many awards; three Oscars (including one honorary ), five Golden Globe Awards, three British BAFTA and David di Donatello Awards. Renowned for her spectacular and dazzling beauty with violet eyes of a rare color, she was also extremely popular for her stormy private life and passion for jewelry.
Taylor struggled with health problems much of her life and in Nov. 2004, she announced that she had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. In Feb. 2011, she was admitted to the hospital due to new symptoms related to heart failure. She remained there until her death at age 79 on March 23, 2011, surrounded by her four children.