Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

The Many Loves of Elizabeth Taylor

Famously married eight times (twice to Richard Burton), she never gave up her search for a soulmate


Feb. 21, 1952–Jan. 26, 1957
The British actor, whom Taylor met in England while making Ivanhoe, was 20 years her senior and the calm presence she needed after her tumultuous first marriage. Together, they had two sons – Michael (born in 1953) and Christopher (born 1955). "He was a wonderful father," Taylor told PEOPLE in 2006. But after five years of marriage, the couple divorced.