The famous late actress' granddaughter opened up about the influence she had in her life.
Elizabeth Taylor's granddaughter Naomi deLuce Wilding shares more than just a similar look with her famous grandmother - she also shared a special relationship and connection with the Oscar-winning actress, as was apparent from her interview with Glamour.
Wilding is one of Taylor's ten grandchildren, who is the daughter of Michael Howard Wilding, Taylor's son with Michael Wilding. She is a celebrated fashion stylist and also runs the Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles alongside her husband, Anthony Cran.
During her interview, Wilding revealed she was currently busy planning and organizing an art auction to support the nonprofit established by Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
"She considered activism to be her life's work. She inspired us to do something good with our lives," Wilding told the magazine, speaking about Taylor's inspiration on her life.
She also told in the interview that growing up, Taylor was never a movie star for her. She was first her grandmother and Wilding never associated her with the star that Taylor was.
Further speaking about Taylor's influence on her life, Wilding revealed that she was also inspired to move to Los Angeles by her grandmother. There she met Ingrid Sischy through Taylor, and Sischy suggested her that she should try fashion styling.
She also recalled the time when Taylor hosted her wedding reception and she, in turn, was a bridesmaid in Taylor's wedding to Larry Fortensky.
Wilding also admitted that her grandmother gave confidence that she could do anything that she wanted to.
It was Taylor who gave her access to several designer clothes from an early stage of her life. Years later, Wilding admitted that playing with her grandmother's clothes as well as sewing with her mother might have been the big motivators behind her decision of studying fashion design.