Carrie Fisher, daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, is the latest Hollywood actress to offer kind words about Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away Wednesday. In a statement, Fisher, Taylor’s one-time stepdaughter, said: “A woman who rarely did things in half measure. Elizabeth lived her life to the fullest, whether by loving to the fullest or while also giving us some of the most memorable performances ever on film. A devoted mother many times over and even very briefly a stepmother to my brother Todd and myself, loyal to the lifelong friends surrounding her – even with all this she found time to become one of the earliest champions for those living with HIV.”
The statement continues: “If my father had to divorce my mother for anyone – I’m so grateful that it was Elizabeth. This was a remarkable woman who led her life to the fullest rather than complacently following one around. She will be missed but never forgotten.” Debbie Reynolds, Fisher’s mother, also spoke to EW about Taylor – see what she had to say here.
For more on Liz Taylor and her storied life both on-screen and off, pick up the issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands April 1.
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Cover Story: 60 Years of Liz (1992)