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Elizabeth Taylor Said ‘I Do’ 8 Times — Take a Look Back at All of Her Husbands In Order

Plus, learn about a controversial love triangle and one who appears twice on the list!

Along with her impressive film credits, Elizabeth Taylor‘s husbands rank high in the many things we remember about the starlet.

The actress spent most of her life in the public eye, starting with her big Hollywood breakthrough in National Velvet at just 12 years old in 1944. Taylor’s credits continued to flow from there, with classic flicks like Giant (1956), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Cleopatra (1963) and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf (1966). (Did you know that she and Rock Hudson allegedly invented the chocolate martini on the set of Giant?) And, of course, she was featured in plenty of gossip and celebrity news headlines along the way — especially when it came to the men in her life.

Overall, Elizabeth Taylor walked down the aisle eight times. Here are her husbands in order:

  1. Conrad “Nicky” Hilton (1950 – 1951)
  2. Michael Wilding (1952 – 1957)
  3. Mike Todd (1957 – 1958)
  4. Eddie Fisher (1959 – 1964)
  5. Richard Burton (1964 – 1974)
  6. Richard Burton (again, 1975 – 1976)
  7. John Warner (1976 – 1982)
  8. Larry Fortensky (1991 – 1996)

We aren’t surprised someone as beautiful as Elizabeth, with her gorgeous violet eyes and kind heart, found herself in so many romantic entanglements. From her first union, which lasted less than a year, to her unexpected choice for husband number eight, there’s no doubt Liz never gave up when it came to looking for love.

Elizabeth Taylor's husbands and Conrad "Nicky" Hilton, 1950
Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad “Nicky” Hilton, 1950Bettmann/Getty Images

Elizabeth’s relationship with Richard Burton may be her most legendary romance after walking down the aisle together twice — plus the enormous engagement ring he gave her — but each of her husbands had their own interesting love story. For example, just before she met Burton, Taylor found herself wrapped up in a controversial love triangle following a heartbreaking loss.

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, 1980
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, 1980 Bob Penn/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images

Clearly, her life was filled with just as much drama, excitement, tragedy and happiness as the characters she played on screen. Take a look below to learn more about each of her marriages.

The stories behind Elizabeth Taylor’s 7 husbands

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