In a 2007 interview with Mary Hart, a 75-year-old Dame Elizabeth Taylor shared a smile about some of the headline-making moments of her life, some reconciliations, and reflected on her legacy.
"I just hope people keep on doing the things I started and continue with them, and that my family are always happy and they're fulfilled," she said.
Taylor talked about Rome in the early '60s and the headline-making scandal in which the pope publicly denounced her following the news that she and 'Cleopatra' co-star Richard Burton were having an affair – while she was still married to Eddie Fisher (and he was married too).
"Did it bother you at that time?" asked Mary.
"Of course it did," replied Taylor. "I went in the corner and cried."
Taylor then explained that she and former best friend Debbie Reynolds had reconciled years after she ran off with Debbie's husband, Eddie.
"It was just natural that Debbie and I become friends again," she said. "And I did something quite irrational the other day. I called Eddie up."
How long had it been? "Forty years or something," she said with a laugh. "It was fun. … So I can say that I talked to all my exes once."
Taylor passed away early Wednesday in Los Angeles. She was 79.