“There’s not going to be another actress like Elizabeth Taylor,” Donny Osmond said of the actress who died on Wednesday.
In a career that spanned over 60 years, Taylor won two Academy Awards in the Best Actress category for her roles in Butterfield 8 and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
“There are not a lot of actresses that made that transition from child to adult,” Marie Osmond added about the legendary performer who was under contract with Universal by the time she was nine.
“She’s such an iconic figure,” said David Arquette. “I just feel grateful that we got to witness her career and I’m sure she’s at peace.”
“She was so graceful and sweet and such a wonderful woman,” said Courteney Cox. “She gave back to the world so much.”
In addition to her acting career,Taylor was also known for her humanitarian efforts, creating the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation, raising millions for research in an effort to find a cure.
“She really fought for what she believed in,” said Romeo. “We definitely lost a very independent woman, someone who wasn’t afraid to be themselves. We need more women like that.”
“You can’t get bigger than (Elizabeth Taylor),” said David Caruso. “That’s a living legend and probably why they invented the movie camera.”
Although Taylor is no longer present to hear all the kind words being spoken of her, Jose Eber (Taylor’s hairdresser and close friend) said that celebrities and fans have been showing their appreciation for Taylor all along.
“She always knew how much she was loved,” said Eber. “We didn’t have to tell her. She knows that everybody loved her.”