London: An auction of late actress Elizabeth Taylor's belongings has raised USD156.6 million. The money from the collection of jewellery, gowns, artwork and memorabilia from films of the late actress will go to the Elizabeth Taylor Trust, with a portion of the profits to be donated to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

“My family is proud that our mother's legacy as a celebrated actress, tireless AIDS activist and accomplished businesswoman touched so many people's lives that they wanted to have a part of it for themselves,” a website quoted Elizabeth's son Chris Wilding as saying.

“My mother always acknowledged that she was merely the temporary custodian of the incredible things she owned. I think she would be happy to know that her collections will continue to enrich the lives of those who have acquired them,” he added.

(Agencies)