Oct 23, 2012
Elizabeth Taylor Silkstone® Barbie®
The legendary Elizabeth Taylor is remembered not only for her exquisite beauty and incredible talent, but also for her compassion as a philanthropist. From her Academy® Award-winning film roles to her tireless activism on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS, Miss Taylor lived a life of passion, conviction and generosity. She was also a successful business woman, creating her billion dollar House of Taylor fragrance empire with Elizabeth Arden. Now, Barbie Collector celebrates Elizabeth Taylor and her beloved fragrances with the Elizabeth Taylor Silkstone® Barbie® doll collection.
Designed to capture every detail of her unique beauty, the Elizabeth Taylor Silkstone® Barbie® Doll Collection face sculpt is a stunning tribute to the actress and her legacy. Mattel had the honor of first working with Miss Taylor in 2001, when she originally approved her likeness.
Elizabeth Taylor Violet Eyes Barbie® doll
As the newest addition to the House of Taylor/Elizabeth Arden collection of fragrances, Violet Eyes was inspired by Elizabeth Taylor’s iconic violet eyes and is distinctive for its feminine and sophisticated scent. Equally sophisticated, the Elizabeth Taylor Violet Eyes Barbie® doll wears a striking black satin dress inspired by Miss Taylor’s iconic style, and her look is complete with silvery rhinestone jewelry, long black gloves, a clutch and a replica of the Violet Eyes Elizabeth Taylor fragrance bottle. The final touch is a red satin ribbon, representing Taylor’s relentless commitment to the battle against HIV/AIDS as co-founder of The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and founder of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF).
Available August 2012 at www.barbiecollector.com | SRP: $125.00
About Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor was a Hollywood icon celebrated for her film work, her striking taste in jewelry and fashion, as a successful business woman, and as a pioneering HIV/AIDS activist.
The public first became aware of Miss Taylor when she starred, at twelve years old, in National Velvet (1944). With her stunning beauty and natural acting abilities, she easily transitioned to adult roles in films such as A Place in the Sun (1951), Giant (1956) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), before earning her first Academy Award® in 1961 for Butterfield 8 and her second in 1967 for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
In 1985, Taylor joined with prominent AIDS researchers, physicians and scientists to form the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). As amfAR’s International Founding Chair, she used her celebrity to take the issue of HIV/AIDS to the mainstream media. In October 1991, Taylor established The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). With its focus on direct care and prevention education, ETAF provides funding to HIV/AIDS organizations throughout the world, providing support services to populations in need. During her lifetime, Taylor was a highly visible, vocal and relentless advocate toward raising much-needed funds and awareness of the AIDS pandemic.
She was also a successful business woman, creating her billion dollar House of Taylor fragrance empire with Elizabeth Arden. Her celebrated fragrance, White Diamonds, has become the most successful celebrity fragrance of all time. This modern classic remains a best-seller over 20 years after its introduction, a testament to Taylor’s transcendent and enduring appeal.
In 1993 Taylor was honored by both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her work with HIV/AIDS, and the American Film Institute with the Life Achievement Award for her contributions to film. Globally, she was recognized by several countries with their highest honors: France’s Legion of Honour (1987), Britain’s Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (2000) and the United States’ Presidential Citizens Medal (2001).
Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy of humanitarian service and commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS continues through the work of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, www.ElizabethTaylorAIDSFoundation.org