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The Eight Marriages of Elizabeth Taylor

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Elizabeth Taylor's Eight Marriages
Elizabeth Taylor 1950

Actress Elizabeth Taylor in a film still, circa 1950.

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First Marriage -- Conrad "Nicky" Nicholson Hilton, Jr. (1950-1951)

Second Marriage -- Michael Wilding (1952-1957)

Third Marriage -- Michael Todd (1957-1958)

Fourth Marriage -- Eddie Fisher (1959-1964)

Fifth Marriage -- Richard Burton (1964-1974)

Sixth Marriage -- Richard Burton (1975-1976)

Seventh Marriage -- John W. Warner (1976-1982)

Eighth Marriage -- Larry Fortensky (1991-1996)

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Elizabeth Taylor Information:

Born:

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor: February 27, 1932 in Hampstead, London, England.

Died:

Elizabeth Taylor: On March 23, 2011, at the age of 79, surrounded by her children, Elizabeth Taylor died at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California. She died from congestive heart failure.

Children:

Elizabeth had four children.
  • Michael Howard Wilding, Jr: Born in 1953 in London, England. His father is Michael Wilding. Michael has worked as an actor.
  • Christopher Edward Wilding: Born in 1955 in Los Angeles, California. His father is Michael Wilding. Christopher has worked as an assistant sound editor.
  • Elizabeth Frances "Liza" Todd Burton: Born in 1957. Her father is Michael Todd. Liza is a sculptor.
  • Maria Burton: Born in 1961. Maria was adopted by Elizabeth and Richard in 1964.

Occupations:

Elizabeth: Award winning actress, perfume maker, philanthropist.

Residence:

Elizabeth lived in Bel Air, California. Her home was once owned by Frank Sinatra. Elizabeth Taylor Estate Information

Quotes About Elizabeth Taylor and Her Marriages:

Elizabeth: "I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands."
Source: Feifei Sun. "Liz Taylor's Last Interview." Time.com. 3/23/2011.

Elizabeth, about engagement rings: "My mother says I didn't open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked."
Source: IMDB.com.

Elizabeth, to Debbie Reynolds, in 2001: "I owe you a lot."
Source: IMDB.com.

Frank Miller: "... she [Elizabeth] has dazzled audiences with her talents for acting and living large, and inspired them with her refusal to give in to heartache or illness ... Through it all, the studio manipulations, the broken marriages, and the constant headlines, her greatest accomplishment is simply being her own woman."
Source: Frank Miller. Elizabeth Taylor Profile." TCM.com.

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