“I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I'm not afraid to look behind them.” - Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress
Two-time Academy Award winner Elizabeth Taylor, known for films like “Butterfield 8” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, was born 87 years ago today. The English-American actress made history as the first actress paid seven-figures for her celebrated 1963 portrayal of Egyptian ruler Cleopatra. In her later years, Taylor was instrumental in mainstreaming the HIV/AIDS crisis as one of the first voices leading the charge as an advocate, starting the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation dedicated to funding treatment research that helped lead to the 1995 breakthrough vaccine.