Hollywood legend Liz Taylor dies

Elizabeth Taylor in her starring role as Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt.

Elizabeth Taylor in her starring role as Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt.

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HOLLYWOOD legend Dame Elizabeth Taylor, renowned as one of the world's most glamorous stars, has died at the age of 79.

The actress, who lived her entire life in the spotlight, has suffered from ill health for many years and last month was treated for heart problems.

The star was renowned not only for her performances in movies such as Butterfield 8 and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, but her personal life.

She was married eight times and had a lengthy battle with substance abuse,

Her death was reported by US broadcasters today.