Long before James Franco (Franco) was GENERAL HOSPITAL's "Special Guest Star," Elizabeth Taylor was the movie icon who wanted to add a daytime role to her resumé. "We were honored to work with Elizabeth Taylor on General Hospital," says the show in a statement. "Her portrayal of Helena was a defining moment for the show and an extraordinary experience for everyone involved. She was a great talent, a gracious lady, and a rare presence. We are deeply saddened by her passing and send our deepest condolences to her family and friends."