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OTRC: Elizabeth Taylor to Kim Kardashian: 'I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands'

Elizabeth Taylor appears in a wheelchair before undergoing heart surgery in 2009/Kim Kardashian in publicity photo for 'Kim and Kourtney Take Manhattan.' (ABC7/Photo courtesey of Kim Kardashian's official website, KimKardashian.Celebuzz.com)

Kim Kardashian interviewed her "idol" Elizabeth Taylor for the March issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine and asked the legend about husbands, playing a queen and how to get the good jewelry.

"You are my idol," Kardashian told Taylor. "But I'm six husbands and some big jewels behind. What should I do?"

"I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands," said Elizabeth Taylor. "For me, life happened, just as it does for anyone else. I have been supremely lucky in my life in that I have known great love, and of course I am the temporary custodian of some incredible and beautiful things. But I have never felt more alive than when I watched my children delight in something, never more alive than when I have watched a great artist perform, and never richer than when I have scored a big check to fight AIDS. Follow your passion, follow your heart, and the things you need will come."

In the accompanying photoshoot, Kardashian payed homage to Taylor's famous role in "Cleopatra" and so the E! reality star asked if Taylor had any advice on being queen.

"I have never wanted to be a queen!" Taylor said. "Cleopatra was a role, and I am an actor, so it was fun to play one, but it's not real. The real Cleopatra had an incredibly complicated life, and she had to be very, very canny to survive as long as she did."

Naturally, Kim asked also asked Taylor about her most famous diamonds and Taylor's iconic fragrance, White Diamonds.

"Size does matter, but so does the size of the emotion behind it," Taylor said of one of her favorite jewels, the 33.19 Krupp diamond.

On the topic of her fragrance, Taylor said, "I always wanted to have a fragrance, and I always wanted to be able to connect with people in ways other than through film. Fragrance is an incredibly intimate thing. It can evoke very specific thoughts or memories and is a little different for each person who wears it. I also think it's the most accessible luxury."

Taylor also admit that if Richard Burton were alive today, she would have re-married actor Richard Burton but that the topic was "not up for discussion."

Elizabeth Taylor was hospitalized on February 11, suffering symptoms of congestive heart failure. The iconic Oscar-winning film actress turns 79 on February 27 and is currently being kept in the hospital for monitoring.

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