Welsh firebrand Burton married stunning beauty Taylor twice – in 1964 for 10 years and in 1975 for 11 months.
A book that incorporates a vast trove of love letters between the two stars, and paints a sometimes ugly, sometimes beautiful portrait of their relationship. Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor And Richard Burton And The Marriage Of The Centuryby Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger
The Full Love Story It's Hard To Think Of Elizabeth Taylor Without Thinking Of The Fire-and-ice Relationship She Shared With Richard Burton. Their Love Was Intense And Passionate…
Story Highlights of Hollywood’s most dazzling romance Taylor and Burton's torrid love affair began on the set of Cleopatra in 1961, while both were married to others. They married in 1964, after divorcing their respective spouses. Burton lavished extravagant jewelry on Liz throughout their relationship. The couple divorced in 1974, only to remarry the following year. Their second marriage ended in 1976.
Together, they racked up 11 films, countless explosive rows and 12 marriages - including two to each other. Yet, touchingly, Elizabeth Taylor still keeps a photo of her former husband Richard Burton by her bedside. And according to the 78-year-old actress, had Burton been alive today, the Hollywood couple would have wed for a third time.
The forbidden affair that started on the set of Cleopatra in 1961 between Taylor and Burton, both married to others at the time, is one for the Hollywood history books. The passion and love between the two actors was palpable to all who encountered them on the movie set. But their torrid affair came with a price -- both personally and professionally. Burton divorced Sybil Williams, and Taylor ended her marriage to Eddie Fisher, marrying Burton just nine days after her March 1964 divorce from Fisher was finalized. Many fans disapproved. And while the scandal sent sensational shockwaves around the world, the intensity of the love between the two stars was undeniable
If ever there was a couple about whom it could be said "they couldn't live with, or without, each other," it may very well have been Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.Taylor, whose health reportedly keeps her in seclusion, is said to have made plans for her ashes to be scattered in Burton's homeland of Wales upon her death and cremation. To this day, Taylor is said to wear the 33.19-carat Krupp diamond given to her by Burton, perhaps a symbol of her undying love for him.
First wedding: Richard and Elizabeth married in 1964 but divorced ten years later in 1974 Second Try: The Couple Wed Again In 1975 But Parted Ways After Less Than 12 Months