02/27/2014 08:07 am ET | Updated Feb 27, 2014

Elizabeth Taylor Would Have Celebrated Her 82nd Birthday Today

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Thursday, Feb. 27, would have been Elizabeth Taylor's 82nd birthday.

From a young age, Liz Taylor gave her life and career to Hollywood and stole the hearts of audiences everywhere. The screen goddess had her breakout role with "National Velvet" in 1944. She went on to win two Academy Awards for Best Actress for "Butterfield 8" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf."

In her personal life, the actress gave time, money, and efforts toward AIDS/HIV research and awareness. She was honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Academy Award in 1992 for her work.

Here she is in 1947, at the age of 15.

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