Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor died early this morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. “She was surrounded by her children – Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd and Maria Burton,” Taylor’s publicist, Sally Morrison, said in a statement. She was admitted to hospital last month for “symptoms caused by congestive heart failure,” which was an ongoing condition, according to Morrison. “Though she had recently suffered a number of complications, her condition had stabilized and it was hoped that she would be able to return home. Sadly, this was not to be.” Taylor made her movie debut at age 10 and by 12, shot to stardom in the classic 1942 film National Velvet, playing Velvet Brown opposite another screen legend, Mickey Rooney. Throughout her five-decade acting career, Taylor received five Academy Award nominations, winning twice — for BUtterfield 8 and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf. She was also awarded a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1993 from the Academy. Over the course of her career, Taylor also won four Golden Globes and two BAFTA awards and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth in 1999. Taylor was married eight time to seven husbands (she married Richard Burton twice). She first married when she was 18, to Conrad Hilton, Jr., son of the founder of the Hilton Hotel chain, but the marriage lasted less than a year. Her third marriage, to film producer Michael Todd, ended when he died in a plane crash. In addition to her children, Taylor is survived by 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.