People: May 19, 1986

Her movies have ranged from the eminent to the eminently forgettable, her singular silhouette has budded, bloomed, overripened, then been gloriously pruned. In the past few years, after a much publicized battle with drugs and overweight, Elizabeth Taylor has re-emerged in the public eye to champion humanitarian causes, especially AIDS research. (She became an energetic supporter after the death of her friend Rock Hudson, and late last week appeared at a Senate subcommittee hearing urging her former husband John Warner and other Senators to authorize $80 million in Government funds.) Once shy in public, "the world's most beautiful woman" finally seems...

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