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Elizabeth Taylor was the Golden Age‘s queen bee. But as legendary as her career was, her personal life shared a significant portion of the spotlight. Taylor was married a record eight times, a feat which drew massive attention to her, especially in the ’50s when it was unheard of for a woman. She even married Tony-Award winner Richard Burton twice. Interestingly, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred in a movie about divorce before their second one.
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton met years before appearing in a movie together
Taylor and Burton first laid eyes on each other in 1953. Burton, an upstart actor attending a Hollywood party at Jean Simmons’s house, wrote of Taylor, “She was so extraordinarily beautiful that I nearly laughed out loud.”