The legendary Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79 of congestive heart failure.

Taylor died early this morning after having been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Elizabeth Taylor was considered one of the greatest actresses of all-time, having starred in such classic films as “Cleopatra” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”. She won two Best Actress Academy Awards for her roles in “BUtterfield 8″ and “Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?”.

A former child star, she became well known for her acting talent and beauty, as well as her Hollywood lifestyle, including multiple marriages.

Taylor is considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood’s golden age. The American Film Institute named Taylor seventh on its Female Legends list.

Elizabeth Taylor was born in Hampstead, a wealthy district of North West London, the second child of Francis Lenn Taylor and Sara Viola Warmbrodt, who were Americans residing in England. Taylor’s older brother, Howard Taylor, was born in 1929.