The Great Loves of Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor was married eight times to seven husbands. When asked why she married so often, she answered, "I don't know, honey. It sure beats the hell out of me."

The Great Loves of Elizabeth Taylor

Conrad "Nicky" Hilton

On May 6, 1950, 22-year-old Elizabeth Taylor married hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton. The couple divorced 9 months later.

Michael Wilding

February 21, 1952 Taylor married British actor Michael Wilding, who was 20 years her senior. Wilding is the father of Taylor's first two children, Michael Howard and Christopher Edward.

Michael Todd

On February 2, 1957 Elizabeth married her third husband, film producer Michael Todd. The following year Todd was killed after his private plane, Lucky Liz, crashed near Grants, New Mexico. Michael's death ended Taylor's only marriage to not result in divorce. She later called Todd one of the two loves of her life, along with Richard Burton.

Eddie Fisher

Michael Todd's best friend, Eddie Fisher, consoled Elizabeth after his sudden death. The couple began an affair while Fisher was still married to Debbie Reynolds, causing a shocking Hollywood scandal. They wed May 12, 1959 and divorced in 1964.

Richard Burton

Elizabeth's marriage to fifth husband Richard Burton was perhaps her most epic and turbulent relationship. After falling in love on the set of "Cleopatra," they embarked on a tumultuousjourneythrough two marriages and subsequent divorces. The couple said I do in 1964 and split up in 1974. They remarried the following year and divorced again 9 months later in 1976.

John Warner

In December of 1976, Taylor tied the knot with US Senator from Virginia, John Warner. Six years later, unhappy with her life in Washington, Taylor and Warner called it quits. John is one of two living ex-husbands of the actress, along with Larry Fortensky.

Larry Fortensky

(October 6, 1991 - October 31, 1996) While at the Betty Ford Clinic, the actress met construction worker Larry Fortensky. The pair married at the Neverland Ranch October 6, 1991 and divorced five years later.