After suffering from heart failure for two months in a LA hospital, Elizabeth "Liz" Taylor died today on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. She was one of Hollywood's Golden Age noted beauties and a daring actress. She played in "Cleopatra," "Who's Afraid of Virginia," "Giant," and "Suddenly, Last Summer." She transitioned easily from child star to adult star. Taylor became the highest paid actress at that time when she signed a $1 million contract to play Cleopatra. Taylor was an avid jewelry collector, noted for obtaining prized one of a kind pieces. She also donated and raised a lot of money for various charities.