Marie Osmond is such a fan of Elizabeth Taylor that when designing her extensive doll collection, she allegedly chose violet eyes for some of the porcelain girls to honor Taylor. Recently, Osmond reflected on her first meeting with Taylor, who died early Mar. 23 at the age of 79.
Their first encounter was at a White House event, which Taylor attended with then-husband, Sen. John Warner.
Osmond, who just did her 500th show at the Flamingo in Las Vegas with brother Donny, took some time after the show to discuss Taylor. “Those eyes…They were so beautiful just as everyone says. She was an inspiration. 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.”
On Tuesday, Osmond’s most recent “Oprah” appearance re-aired, in which she discussed the tragic suicide of her son, Michael.