According to online reports, Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor passed away today of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. She was 79.

The former child star and two-time Academy Award winner was most famous for her films "National Velvet," "Cleopatra," and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

She was also notable for her impressive diamond jewelry collection and her notorious love life, which included 8 marriages to 7 men (she married actor Richard Burton twice).

"I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands," Taylor said in her last major interview with Harper's Bazaar magazine. "I have been supremely lucky in my life in that I have known great love, and of course, I am the temporary custodian of some incredible and beautiful things."

  • PAHairston

    Hello All. Wow, RIP Elizabeth Taylor, RIP. (She had the bluest of eyes!)

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    OMG! Rest in peace honorary sista Cleopatra.

  • http://blogtalkradio.com/theolaandkeyshow daprinceofradio

    RIP LIZ she's probably catching up with Marilyn and Michael as we speak.

  • KDub

    Man oh man. RIP Dame Liz.

    And I always thought she was known for her eyes being purple (violet)?

    She been sick for a LONG time so now she is at peace and hopefully taking care of MJ now...

  • KK76

    Yep, violet eyes. Beautiful. Glad she was blessed with 79 years. Now, pain no more....

  • Secret

    R.I.P Elizabeth Taylor

    Yes she is with MJ now

  • cocoa49

    I always found her to be one of the most beautiful womem. May she R.I.P.

  • jazi65

    She was a beautiful person inside & out RIP.

  • mirsmommy

    Rest In Peace Liz Taylor :pray:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TTFpzMTVxM Ace

    R.I.P. E.T.

    M.J. awaits

  • http://myspace.com/katgirl33 katgirl33

    Rest In Peace Elizabeth Taylor, no more pain and suffering, no more worries.

  • http://myspace.com/katgirl33 katgirl33

    Yep Ace,

    Probably met her at the gates....

  • Anna

    When Hollywood was glam. RIP.

  • aqtpie

    R.I.P. Elizabeth "Liz" Taylor!!

  • ohpretty1

    Anna says:

    When Hollywood was glam.

    ---------------------------

    YES!

  • ALBoy

    RIP Liz and White Diamonds :coffee:

  • Cariblife

    Liz Taylor is like our Monroe. Untouchable. That woman was beyoo t ful.

    Rip Mz. Taylor

  • KayCeiSoul

    RIP Liz - such an awesome actress!

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    Rest on Mrs. Taylor. She was beautiful....lil scandalous but beautiful nonetheless.

  • http://grammarminutes.webs.com Brownsugar1908

    I can't believe my favorite actress has died. I have seen all of her movies since I was a little girl. She was extremely talented and beautiful. RIP Liz!

  • Destinee

    :pray:
    U will b missed!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG41k4bocuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA WONDER WOMAN

    Liz Taylor is like out Cicely Ty, well maybe that's a stretch, nevermind

  • anti-PC

    Rest in peace, Liz.

    This is so sad...

  • stellabella

    God rest her soul. I will be planted in front of TCM.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y-TOnZHo-o CINNA

    R.I.P Liz :(

  • Peachpussycat

    RIP Liz Taylor

    Good morning all

    What happened to Nichelle's blog? I clicked on the link but said the account was suspended. :shrugs:

  • http://myspace.com/foxybrown411 LADYWOODS

    It's amazing how much her and Megan Fox look alike. RIP..

  • http://twitter.com/afineparadigm afineparadigm

    Did you guys know that Cleopatra wasn't black - yeah, neither did I! #readabook

    Bye Liz

  • miamore1973

    Megan Fox wishes. Maybe somebody told her that at some point so she thought she could act anyway she wanted to. She ruined her career with her bad attitude.

    Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman in a Cat on a Hot Tin Roof now that's a hot azz couple.

    RIP Ms. Hilton-Wilding-Todd-Fisher-Burton-Warner-Fortensky Taylor

  • miamore1973

    I knew that Cleopatra wasn't black. She was was from the Ptolemy dynasty which were from Greece. The race of her maternal side is unknown.

  • pinksghetti

    Nooo! This is so sad!! I love Elizabeth Taylor (my mom loves her even more). I've probably seen more movies starring her than anyone else (love old movies). Very good actress, very beautiful (inside & out) giving her time to charities. BTW, her White Diamonds perfume smells so good.

  • pinksghetti

    miamore1973 says:

    Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman in a Cat on a Hot Tin Roof now that’s a hot azz couple.

    ________________________________

    So true!!

  • starstatus

    RIP Elizabeth Taylor. She lived pretty long. Wasn't she good friends with Michael Jackson. I wonder how she died.

  • Anna

    16 ALBoy says:

    RIP Liz and White Diamonds
    ~~~~~~~~
    I love White Diamonds, I've been wearing it for over a dozen yrs.

  • KrayZKat

    Liz Taylor was an icon. She's was one of my favorite actresses. Loved her in National Velvet.

    Anyway, who said Cleopatra wasn't black? Don't believe everything they tell you. Check out "Return to Glory: European Distortion of African History" on youtube.

  • http://grammarminutes.webs.com Brownsugar1908

    Her movies are classics. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cleopatra, Giant and Elephant Walk are my favorites. Oh and Father of the Bride. I hope TMC or AMC runs all of her movies so I can record them.

  • Jamillah

    She was such a beautiful spirit and very talented. Hollywood has lost a jewel. R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor

  • miamore1973

    Cleopatra was not black. Her family came into rule after Alexander the Great stole Egypt (basically).

    Nefertiti however is of Egyptian ancestry.

    You can actually look at the busts of Cleopatra and see that she wasn't black. Her features are actually very greek and very plain.

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    afineparadigm says:

    Did you guys know that Cleopatra wasn’t black – yeah, neither did I! #readabook
    ********************

    Acutally after a little research I have learned that Cleopatra's full racial identity is simply unknown. No one today knows or has documentation that says who or what her mother was. Furthermore she has never been described as black in historical documents. So who the heck knows?

    Thanks for the history lesson!