Elizabeth Taylor, one of the biggest movie stars of all time, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 79. We’ll allow our siblings at ScreenCrave to delve into Taylor’s legendary screen career so that we may focus on the the two-time Oscar winner’s enduring beauty. Glamorous, at times notorious, Taylor did as much as anyone to give the instrument of ‘celebrity’ its relevance in an era when that association actually carried real significance.

Be sure to catch Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Has an actress ever looked as sexy and sultry as Taylor playing the role of Maggie the Cat? The lady had the perfect blend of sex appeal and elegance – with plenty of sass to go along with it. I’m sure Richard Burton is already preparing for what should be a lively reunion.

The violet-eyed film star really knew how to light up a room as well as a film. Her career slowed into the ’70s, but then she had a new role to play: Being Elizabeth Taylor. And she played it marvelously. But when she was good on screen, she was very good.

In honor of Elizabeth Taylor we’re happy to present a photo collection of the movie star in her sexy and beautiful and elegant heyday.