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.