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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

RICHARD BURTON

March 15, 1964–June 26, 1974
"I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions, and I can't pretend I didn't know what I was doing when I became involved with Richard," Taylor wrote in her memoir. The married actors' affair on the Rome set of Cleopatra made headlines – and prompted the Vatican to accuse Taylor of "erotic vagrancy." The couple eventually ended their respective marriages and walked down the aisle. But after almost a decade together, their tempestuous relationship had earned them the nickname The Battling Burtons – and they divorced.