Hpw could I resist posting this photo of a 12-year-old Elizabeth Taylor on her bicycle? This was taken by Peter Stackpole and published in Life magazine.
Yesterday, Riding Pretty posted this shot of Liz:
A few people were simply born to be on camera. Liz was one of them. I think that was what defined her more than anything else. She was a good, though not great, actress. But she was a riveting, if not commanding, presence. That, and her complete belief in herself and whatever she deemed just, made her an effective spokesperson for AIDS activism and research, and LGBT equality. That is why she could get away with supporting those things when almost no one else could, or would.
And she sure looked good on a bike. That's reason enough to miss her!