While many of today’s stars come off as shallow and transitory Elizabeth Taylor endures -- even in death. Through six decades in the public eye, eight marriages, seven husbands, 59 films and numerous near-death experiences she remained a shrewd, complex and captivating personality: a loyal friend, a clever businesswoman, a compassionate citizen and even a savvy politician.
Oh yes -- she was beautiful beyond belief. And sexy, too. She defined sex appeal for generations.
But she was also living proof that smart truly is sexy.