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

LARRY FORTENSKY

Oct. 6, 1991–Oct. 31, 1996
They were an unlikely match – the movie star and the construction worker. After meeting at the Betty Ford Clinic, Taylor tied the knot for the eighth time with Larry Fortensky, a high-school dropout and 20 years his famous wife's junior. But the pair eventually parted ways. "He stopped working," she told PEOPLE. "You can't have love without respect." Taylor vowed never to marry again – and kept her word.