LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Elizabeth Taylor is planning a comeback.

``I'm feeling better today than I have for years. Charity work and creating perfumes have been keeping me busy, but the positive reactions I've received from my recent public activities make me want to get back to work,'' the actress said in a statement Monday.

The 67-year-old Oscar winner (``Butterfield 8'' in 1960 and ``Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'' in 1966) has been beset with health problems, including a broken back last year and lengthy recuperation from hip surgeries.

Miss Taylor has appeared in a few projects in recent years but has spent much time raising money and awareness for AIDS causes and launching the fragrances White Diamonds and Passion.

``We met with her recently, and she said that she wants to work, is very prepared and happy to do character work because after all, `Virginia Woolf' was a character role,'' said Marion Rosenberg, who is co-managing Miss Taylor's resurgence.