As I sit here typing I can hear the TV on in the background with tributes pouring in from all over the world for Elizabeth Taylor, she was indeed a legend and for me she is up there with Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Marlon Brando. The heady mix of mesmerising beauty, great acting talent, her transition from child star to adult star, her marriages, jewellery, passions, charm, warmth and inner beauty will render her immortal for years to come.
However although her star burned brighter than most, and she achieved legendary status it is heartening to know she is not quite the last great icon from Hollywood's golden age or the last star from Hollywood's studio system, which the media keep bandying about. After the news of Elizabeth Taylor's passing yesterday, I started thinking about the other great icons. Who is left? I am not the only one, the fabulous TJB over at Stirred, Straight Up, With A Twist was clearly thinking along the same lines and he has done a gorgeous pictorial post of a roll-call of glamourous and fabulous ladies of the golden screen who are still with us, pop over and check it out, I am ashamed to say, I thought some of the stars he featured had already left us.