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Actress Elizabeth Taylor poses as Queen Cleopatra in this photo from Joseph L. Mankiewiez' 1963 film, "Cleopatra". Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the old-fashioned movie stars and a template for the modern celebrity, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at age 79. (AP Photo/File)
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Actress Elizabeth Taylor poses as Queen Cleopatra in this photo from Joseph L. Mankiewiez' 1963 film, "Cleopatra". Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the old-fashioned movie stars and a template for the modern celebrity, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at age 79. (AP Photo/File)

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