Screen icon Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday of congestive heart failure, gave an interview with UsMagazine.com in late 2010 while promoting her new fragrance, "Violet Eyes." She listed 25 things fans may have never known about her. Check out her quotes.
25 Things about Elizabeth Taylor
"Before I made films, I had a lemonade stand in Southern California."
"When Jose Eber is out of town, I love to cut my hair and anyone else's."
'Law & Order' Fix
"I'm mad for 'Law & Order' and have seen every single episode. My children and Mariska Hargitay, a dazzling actress, played together as kids."
"I converted to Judaism in 1959."
"My Jewish name is Elisheba Rachel."
"My first horse was named Betty."
"I didn't go on a date until I was 16."
"My legs are too short."
'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
"The film I'm proudest of is 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'"
"I never face the day without perfume."
"I dreamed of designing perfume 25 years before I did it."
"I love blood-orange juice."
"My very first memory is of pain."
"I'm still heartbroken that Richard [Burton] never won an Oscar."
"I am sincerely not worried about getting old."
A Place in the Sun
"I never tried to act until 'A Place in the Sun.'"
Don't Believe the Myths
"I am disgusted by the amount of myth about me that is accepted as fact."
"People on Twitter named my new fragrance, 'Violet Eyes.'"
"I've never had acting lessons, though many people think I need them."
"In my 20s, I nearly lost my eye and my leg. Still have them both, tee hee."
"Nerves are the nemesis of all actors."
Didn't Like Liz
"I hate being called Liz, because it can sound like such a hiss."
Close to God
"I believe you can be close to God anywhere."
"My dog Delilah is in love with my cat Fang. To each his own."
"My family and people with HIV/AIDS are my life."