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As a final act, Elizabeth Taylor is late for her own funeral

From her early days as a young actress at MGM to her zenith as Hollywood's biggest star, Elizabeth Taylor loved nothing more than to infuriate directors with her late arrival on set. So it was in death too.

Family bids farewell to Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor's family mourned the screen legend in a brief private funeral service at a California cemetery famous for being the final resting place of Hollywood celebrities, including her good friend Michael Jackson.

Just days after her death, battle begins over Liz Taylor memoirs

Elizabeth Taylor lived her life with vigour: jewels, men, and legal action. Following her death on Wednesday, book projects have been brought forward to take advantage of a renewed interest in her career – and the opportunity to publish revelations without being sued.

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor: Actress whose life and career made her the last of the great Hollywood stars

Since the late 1960s the nebulous concept of stardom has been subjected to a systematic inflation of values. In a routine television series, for instance, the status of some obscurely minor supporting performer is frequently aggrandised into that of "guest star"; many of the freakish menagerie of hangers-on who peopled Andy Warhol's Factory-produced psychodramas complacently styled themselves "superstars"; and Barry Humphries' alter ego, the redoubtable Edna Everage, has risen almost imperceptibly from the humble rank of "housewife" to that of "megastar".

Julie Burchill: Farewell then, Liz. You knew your beauty was a fuel worth burning

With the death of Elizabeth Taylor, the last of the Hollywood greats is finally gone. True to form – never a lady, barely ever a girl – this tough broad supreme battled on against ill-health for decades after her contemporaries overdosed on barbiturates, booze and self-loathing. And at a time when professional beauties seem terrified to show any sign of ageing lest they be shunted into character cameos in favour of some fresher flesh, Taylor was fascinating for being far less interested in leaving a good-looking corpse than in wringing every drop of the juice from every inch of the ride.

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Screen icon Elizabeth Taylor dies

Screen siren Dame Elizabeth Taylor, whose dazzling beauty and turbulent life made her one of the most famous stars in the world, has died at the age of 79.

Elizabeth Taylor suffered catalogue of ailments

Elizabeth Taylor's life was cursed by health problems.

From child star to Oscars winner

Elizabeth Taylor's acting career began when she was just 10.

Elizabeth Taylor dedicated to Aids fight

Elizabeth Taylor devoted the latter part of her life to the fight against Aids.

Elizabeth Taylor's condition improving

Dame Elizabeth Taylor's condition is "improving".

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