A commemorative exhibition is to launch this October honouring Elizabeth Taylor at the Getty Images Gallery in London for her efforts in raising awareness for HIV and AIDS. Staged in connection with the Elizabeth Taylor Trust and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, the exhibit will feature 50 photographs ranging from studio portraits to unpublished photos of the silver screen icon's career and philanthropic work.

"It has been very special for me to look through these photographs spanning decades of my mother's life. They remind me how special and unique it was growing up around her; life often took on the magical atmosphere of the travelling circus. But Mom never 'played' the celebrity; she lived life on her own terms and was always true to herself. She had a keen sense of fairness, and she always sided with the underdog. She stood up for what she believed in." Said Christopher Wilding, Elizabeth Taylor's son about the upcoming exhibition.

 Getty images exhibit

Grit and Glamour will open October 9 and run until November 7 at the Getty Images Gallery in London and then travel the world heading to America, South Africa and France. The images will be available to purchase and a percentage of the sales will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.