The very first photo that I purchased of Elizabeth. I don't think she was capable of taking a bad photo but this one stood out to me as one that brought out just how stunning she was. And it's quite fitting that she was swathed in her diamonds that she so adored.
Like everyone else today, I woke up to the news of Elizabeth's passing. Although she had been so ill as of late I knew how tough she was and has always been so the news came as a shock. Losing a true Hollywood star is never easy and like most of you this loss is particularly sad. I know there will be many paying tribute to her over the next few days and her films will be re-aired so I will sit here and remember her in my own way, knowing that she brought so much happiness to so many and her talent and beauty will live on forever through film.
The world has lost a true humanitarian, Hollywood has lost a great treasure and all of us who loved Elizabeth feel we have lost so much more.
Maggie the Cat, you have found peace today but thank you for leaving us with so many wonderful memories. We are much better off for having you grace us with your presence. I'm eternally grateful.
Elizabeth with her dear friend, Rock Hudson in a scene from "Giant" 1956 (I feel she was never more beautiful than during this period of her career).
Elizabeth's last interview with Bazaar from February 2011 can be found HERE. A very interesting and insightful interview with Elizabeth that I hope everyone will take the time to read.
Godspeed to Elizabeth's family and friends,