Elizabeth Taylor

Actress (1932)
Tue Dec 03 2019
By   Cooper

Many people come and go from your life. Many stay and many leaves. But have you ever heard of seven marriages of the same person? Yes! We are talking about Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth was a gorgeous and talented actress of her time. Besides, she is well known as one of the most popular stars of Classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. 

Elizabeth was born on 27 February 1932 in London, England, under the sun sign, Pisces. Likewise, she belonged to white ethnicity, and she holds an American nationality. As she has married eight-time throughout her lifetime, let's know more about it.

Eight Marriage Throughout Her Life; Know About Elizabeth Husbands

The late actress, Elizabeth, married eight times in her lifetime. Initially, she tied the knot of husband and wife back on 6 May 1950 with Conrad 'Nickey' Hilton, heir of the hotelier, Conrad Hilton

Elizabeth and Conrad on their wedding day
Image: Elizabeth with her first husband, Conrad
Source: Instyle

At that time, she was just 18 years old, and their wedding ceremony was held at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills. Not to mention, their wedding was expensive and organized by MGM, and the news of their marriage became the dominant media event at that time. However, the two parted their ways after eight months of marriage. To be exact, they divorced in January 1951 as Conrad was an abusive and heavy drinker.

Married To Michael Todd After Second Husband, Michael Wilding

Then after, she exchanged the wedding vows with Michael Wilding, who is an actor. They wedded at Caston Hall in London on 21 February 1952, and he was 20 years older than Taylor. The two met in 1978 for the first time when they were filming The Conspirator. Their marriage lasted for five years, and they separated in 1957.

Taylor and Michael in their wedding dress
Picture: Taylor's second husband, Wilding
Source: Instyle

Elizabeth's third marriage was with Michael Todd, who died in a plane crash. Michael was a well-known theatre and film producer at that time. They married on 2 February 1957 in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.

Taylor and Mike on wedding dress
Picture: Elizabeth and her third husband, Mike Todd 
Source: Instyle

Later, Michel died on 22 March 1958. Likewise, she is also involved with Maggie Johnson.

Fourth Husband: Eddie Fisher

After his death, she stayed in a marital relationship with Eddie Fisher, who was a well-known singer of that time and also the friend of Todd. They exchanged their wedding vows on 12 May 1959 at the Temple Beth Sholom in Las Vegas. 

Elizabeth and Eddie on their wedding day
Image: Elizabeth and her fifth husband, Eddie
Source: Instyle

Eddie divorced Debbie Reynolds to get married to Taylor, which created a public scandal of Taylor being a homewrecker. Later on, 6 March 1964, the two divorced in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.

Shared Three Wedding Vows Following Fourth Divorce

After divorcing Eddie, she married Richard Burton, who is known as the furious love of Elizabeth, as the two married twice and divorced twice. Firstly, from 1964-1974 and secondly, from 1975 to 1976. After parting her ways with her fifth husband, she married John Warner, who was a movie star and politician on 4 December 1976. Later, the couple separated in December 1981, and their divorce was officiated in November 1982

Elizabeth and Warner candid picture
Picture: Taylor's seventh husband, John Warner
Source: Instyle

At last, Taylor married Larry Fortensky, a construction worker on 6 October 1991 at the Neverland Ranch. The pair first met at the Betty Ford Center in 1988. Later in October 1996, she parted ways from him, and since then, she remained single until her death.

Four Children From All Her Seven Marriage

The beautiful actress, Elizabeth, shares three children from her seven marriages. First of all, she shares two sons, Michael Howard, who was born in 1953, and Christopher Edward, born in 1955 with her second husband, Michael. 

Elizabeth and Mike walking with their children
Picture: Elizabeth walking with her two sons and her third husband, Mike Todd
Source: Pinterest

Likewise, she also shares a daughter named Elizabeth "Liza" Frances, who was born in 1957 with her third husband, Michael Todd. As a matter of fact, Todd threw a birthday party in June 1957 at Madison Square Garden, and the party was attended by 18,000 guests and was broadcasted on CBS.

Further, she has also a daughter named Maria Burton, who is a German orphan, born on 1 August 1961. Elizabeth adopted Maria together with Richard. As of now, she has ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Past Relationships And Affairs

Besides her marriage, she has stayed in relationships as well as engaged a couple of times. Back in 1948, she dated a football champion, Glenn Davis. Likewise, she was briefly involved with William Pawley Jr, who is the son of the US ambassador. Moreover, Howard Hughes wanted to marry her and offered to pay her parents a six-figure amount, which she declined.

Elizabeth and her then-boyfriend, Victor carrying award together
Picture: Elizabeth and Victor Luna
Source: Pinterest

She has also dated an actor named Anthony Geary after divorcing Warner. Furthermore, she was engaged to Mexican lawyer, Victor Luna, in 1983 but called off their engagement in 1984. Moreover, she also joined with a New York businessman, Dennis Stein, in 1985.

Net Worth Of Elizabeth Taylor

Being an actress, she has accumulated a hefty sum of money from her successful career. Not to mention, she is considered one of the greatest actresses of all time. Throughout her career, she has played over 30+ movies and 20+ movies. She collects most of her fortune from her acting career. Elizabeth's net worth was estimated at around $600 Million at the time of her demise.

Besides acting, she also adds a decent amount of money from endorsements deals as well as commercials and promotions programs. Moreover, she used to live in a mansion which is situated in Beverly Hills, and currently, it is an auction for $15.9 Million. The villa is spread on 7,761 square foot which consists of a large car park, a separate three-car garage, six-bedroom, and seven-bath property.

Professional Career

Throughout her career, she has held several reputed titles such as the seventh greatest female screen legend by American Film Institute in 1999. She began her career as an actress back in the 1940s when Tom Jones was born. She became a well-known public figure alter 1980.

One of the hottest actresses  of her time, Elizabeth Taylor
Image: Elizabeth Tylor in her young days
Source: Britannica

Not to mention, she was one of MGM's most bankable stars and also one of the highest-paid actress of her time. Some of her well-known movies include Cleopatra (1963), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Natural Velvet (1944), and Butterfield 8(1960) Similarly, Elizabeth didn't stop after being a successful actress and started doing side businesses.

Death Of British-American Actress

Taylor struggled most of her life with several health problems. Since birth, she was suffering from Scoliosis, a health problem where a person's spine has a sideways curve. In 1944, she broke her back while shooting a movie, National Velvet. Also, in 1961, she suffered fatal disease pneumonia, which required her a Tracheotomy surgery procedure.

Due to her addiction of drinking and taking prescribed pain killers and tranquilizers, she entered a rehabilitation center in 1988. Her health condition was becoming more worse during the last two decades of her life. Taylor had critical bouts of pneumonia in 1990 and 200 and also gone through hip replacement surgery and a benign brain tumor in 1997. In 2002, she won over skin cancer. She always needed a wheelchair because of her back problems. Later in 2004, congestive heart failure was discovered in Taylor. She was hospitalized due to her worsening health condition, and six weeks later, she died of illness on March 23, 2011, at the age of 79 at Cedars-Sinal Medical Centre in Los Angeles.

Her funeral was held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. It was a private Jewish ceremony officiated by Rabbi Jerome Cutler


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