NEW YORK (July 11, 2006) — Elizabeth Taylor, who has been thin and not-so-thin, says she won’t starve herself to be like Hollywood’s size-zero starlets.
“I wish I could be that size, but I can’t be,” Taylor says in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on newsstands July 25. “I enjoy food too much. In the end, I’m too hedonistic. I enjoy pleasures.”
When asked by fashion designer Michael Kors, who conducted the interview, whether she dresses for men, women or herself, Taylor reveals she prefers to impress the opposite sex.
“Men first. Myself. Then other women. ‘Cause you can’t please women. They are horribly critical of each other. And more so if you’re famous. Meow.”
The 74-year-old legend, known for her violet eyes, has been married eight times. When asked whether she is a romantic, she concedes: “I’m afraid so.”
When she was married to Sen. John Warner, she says she was told not to dress ostentatiously during his 1978 campaign.
“I ended up in a tweed suit,” she says. “Me. Little tweed suits. What I won’t do for love.”