Marie Osmond Remembers Elizabeth Taylor
by Kerri Scales
March 30, 2011
Marie Osmond remembers Elizabeth Taylor, recalling their first meeting at an event at the White House while Ronald Reagan was president.
Taylor, who died last Wednesday of congestive heart failure at the age of 79, was at the event with her husband, then Senator John Warner of Virginia, whom she was married to from December of 1976 to November of 1982.
Those eyes,” Osmond told Zap2It.com, reflecting on that first face-to-face meeting. “They were so beautiful just as everyone says.”
Osmond, 51, spoke about meeting Taylor after her and her brother, Donny Osmond, completed their 500th show at the Flamingo in Las Vegas, Nev. last Wednesday night. Osmond was in such awe and admiration of Taylor’s beauty after meeting her, she even used Taylor’s legendary violet eyes as an inspiration for her doll collection.
Osmond also reflected on Taylor’s humanitarian efforts, saying she was courageous and inspiring in her efforts in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
“She showed so much courage in her fight against AIDS. She was one of the first celebrities to take up that cause, and I respect her so much for that,” Osmond said.