25 Things about Elizabeth Taylor

Screen icon Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday of congestive heart failure, gave an interview with 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

First Job

"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."

New Religion

"I converted to Judaism in 1959."

New Name

"My Jewish name is Elisheba Rachel."

Horse Lover

"My first horse was named Betty."

Late Bloomer

"I didn't go on a date until I was 16."

Those Legs

"My legs are too short."

'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

"The film I'm proudest of is 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'"

Smelling Sweet

"I never face the day without perfume."

Perfume Dreams

"I dreamed of designing perfume 25 years before I did it."

Favorite OJ

"I love blood-orange juice."

Lifelong Pain

"My very first memory is of pain."

Richard Burton

"I'm still heartbroken that Richard [Burton] never won an Oscar."

Getting Old

"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."

Violet Eyes

"People on Twitter named my new fragrance, 'Violet Eyes.'"

A Natural

"I've never had acting lessons, though many people think I need them."

Lucky Lady

"In my 20s, I nearly lost my eye and my leg. Still have them both, tee hee."

Her Nerves

"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."

Dog Lover

"My dog Delilah is in love with my cat Fang. To each his own."

Her Cause

"My family and people with HIV/AIDS are my life."