Elizabeth Taylor was an icon in Washington
Elizabeth Taylor and Nancy Reagan applaud during the GOP convention held in July of 1980.
March 23rd, 2011
06:26 PM ET
12 years ago

Elizabeth Taylor was an icon in Washington

(CNN) Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor had a lesser-known side as political activist and politician's wife.

Taylor, who died today at 79, married her sixth husband, former Republican Senator John Warner in 1976, and was an active figure during his 1978 campaign. The glamour Taylor brought to the campaign trail was said to have helped Warner gain the popularity that ultimately helped him win the seat as Virginia's senator.

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