|Liz Tilberis was an acclaimed fashion editor of the 1980s and '90s and an advocate of women's health issues. Born in 1947 in Alderly Edge, outside of Manchester England, Tilberis knew from an early age that she wanted to work in the fashion industry. After high school, she pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in fashion design at Leicester Polytechnic, where she met her future husband, Andrew Tilberis. She graduated in 1970 and immediately accepted a position as editorial assistant at British Vogue, eventually becoming editor in chief of the magazine in 1987. During this time, Tilberis desperately wanted children and experimented with in vitro fertilization and infertility drugs. Despite her attempts, Tilberis never conceived and eventually she and her husband adopted two boys, Robert and Christopher. In 1991, Tilberis was hired away from British Vogue by Harper's Bazaar and moved, with her family, from London to Manhattan. Shortly after arriving in the United States, Tilberis was diagnosed with ovarian cancer--a disease that she attributed to her infertility treatments. Rather than succumb to disease, Tilberis decided to undergo chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, and to transform her agonizing experience into a crusade for public awareness of ovarian cancer. Expressing optimism, courage and determination to live, Tilberis continued to work at Harper's Bazaar, even when confined to a hospital bed. During her career, Tilberis achieved many awards, including two National Magazine Awards in 1993, and, in 1997, she became the president of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Ironically, immediately after the 1999 publication of her memoir NO TIME TO DIE, her cancer reoccurred and took her life.