The singer and actor attend an Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and STOPAIDS event in London
Elizabeth Taylor made headlines with her treasure chest of jewels and her eight marriages, but three years after her death, it's her fight to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS that has made a lasting impression.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the star's activism, a new photo retrospective, opening at the Getty Images Gallery in London on Oct. 9, reveals rare, behind-the-scenes images (some never before seen) of the glamorous star. In the three exclusive pictures seen here, Taylor is pictured with some of the men she treasured most.
Elizabeth Taylor is remembered for many things: her timeless films, her many marriages, her many jewels, and, of course, those violet eyes. One of her most enduring legacies, however, was her commitment to HIV/AIDS activism. In the mid-80s, when few dared to even mention the epidemic in public, Taylor was among the first celebrities to draw attention to the disease. She went on to co-fund amfAR in 1985 and then The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, which have raised millions of dollars for the cause.
Thirty years ago actor Rock Hudson's life was claimed by AIDS at the age of 60.
Today, the need remains for more HIV/AIDS awareness and support worldwide.
In an effort to increase and improve treatment for the deadly disease, the Elton John AIDS Foundation has teamed up with The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation to fund a project in Kisumu, Kenya, and help the 10,000 untreated adolescents living with HIV by the end of 2017.
The tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina has come and gone, but what you may not know is 10 years ago, in the storm's aftermath, an internationally known celebrity was quietly working to help us rebuild.
It was Elizabeth Taylor. And recently, her granddaughter came to New Orleans to see what she had done.
It’s safe to say that liberal darling Rep. Nancy Pelosi would have little in common with “Scandal’s” Vice President Sally Langston, the ABC drama’s hard-line Christian conservative schemer (who also happens to be a homicidal maniac).
GETTY’S GLAM GIRL: Getty Images Gallery will mount a retrospective on Elizabeth Taylor and her fight to stamp out HIV and AIDS.
In 2011 ETAF Ambassador and prominent photographer, Catherine Opie got the enviable opportunity to peek into Ms. Taylor’s closets and other private spaces while immortalizing them in images that will be published in a new book, 700 Nimes Road, coming out summer or fall 2015.
Our Managing Director has returned from his recent trip to Malawi, where he saw first-hand the impact the ETAF/ Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) partnership has had on the region. Since 2008, this partnership has been bringing health care to the people of Mulanje and Phalombe districts through the GAIA/Elizabeth Taylor Mobile Health Clinic program. Currently, there are seven mobile health care clinics, which provide access to life-sustaining health care to the 1 million residents in these rural districts.
ETAF grant recipient mothers2mothers works in Africa to train, employ, and empower Mentor Mothers, who are living with HIV, to work alongside doctors and nurses in understaffed health centers as members of the healthcare team.