The King of Pop was surrounded by many incredible women! "Extra" takes a look at 12 who impacted Michael's life over the years.

12 Ladies in Jackson's Life

1. Diana Ross

Michael and Diana began a lifelong friendship when she introduced The Jackson 5 on “Hollywood Palace” in 1969. Jackson named Ross as a potential guardian of his children.

2. Cher

Michael met Cher in 1972 on the “Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.”

3. Sophia Loren

Screen legend Sophia Loren was a frequent visitor to Jackson’s Neverland Ranch.

4. Liza Minnelli

Michael and Liza enjoyed a close friendship. She made him part of her VH1 wedding special.

5. Jane Fonda

Ms. Fonda is still trying to make sense of what Michael saw in her — she blogged, “Did he want me to teach him the ropes? I never could quite figure it out.”

6. Elizabeth Taylor

Michael and Dame Elizabeth were both child stars — their bond was extremely close. Jackson performed a musical tribute to Liz on her 65th birthday.

7. Lisa Marie Presley

Presley was Jackson’s first wife — they memorably kissed on TV.

8. Tatum O'Neal

Michael’s first girlfriend was child star Tatum O’Neal — in Martin Bashir’s 2003 documentary, MJ admitted he was scared to have sex with her.

9. Brooke Shields

Shields and Jackson often appeared together in the 1980s.

10. Madonna

The King of Pop’s date at the 1991 Oscars was none other that the Queen of Pop — who performed a take on Billie Jean as a valentine to Michael.

11. Britney Spears

Jackson shared genuine on-stage chemistry with Britney at his 30th Anniversary in Show Biz event in 2001.

12. Beyonce

Michael had a sincere affection for Beyonce.

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