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Looking at Liz Taylor's long line of men!

Last updated on: March 25, 2011 15:03 IST

Looking at Liz Taylor's long line of men!

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Elizabeth Taylor might have been quite an actress, but she was also one serious romantic. Married eight times to seven men with all but one marriage ending in divorce, Liz had quite the tumultuous love-life.

Here's a look at the various Mr Liz Taylors.

Conrad 'Nicky' Hilton Jr.

Great-uncle to Paris Hilton, this Texan was the son of Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton chain of hotels. His father later married iconic actress Zsa Zsa Gabor and young Conrad later admitted to having slept with his stepmother while his father was still married to her.

Hilton and Taylor were married from 1950-1951, their marriage ending because of Conrad's drinking problems, which led to him physically abusing Taylor.


Image: Elizabeth Taylor with Conrad Hilton Jr.
Photographs: Central Press/Getty Images
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Michael Wilding

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British actor Michael Wilding known for such 1940s and 1950s films as Spring In Park Lane, Piccadilly Incident and The World Of Suzie Wong married Taylor in 1952.

It was the second marriage for both actors, and, after they divorced in 1957, both would go on to marry multiple times.

Wilding, over 20 years elder to Elizabeth, had four wives in all. He and Taylor had two sons.


Image: Liz Taylor with Michael Wilding
Photographs: Ron Burton/Getty Images
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Mike Todd

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Academy Award-winning producer Mike Todd, the man behind films like Around The World In Eighty Days, married Taylor in 1957 after ending a 30-year marriage.

The only one of Taylor's marriages to not end in divorce, this relationship she categorised as one of the loves of her life was cut tragically short when Todd, flying with his biographer aboard his own private plane, died in a horrific crash.


Image: Mike Todd and Liz Taylor
Photographs: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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Eddie Fisher

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Swing crooner Eddie Fisher father of Star Wars heroine Carrie Fisher was Todd's best friend, and his relationship with Taylor began while he was consoling the widow.

He was married to actress Debbie Reynolds at the time, so this created quite a stir before Fisher left Reynolds to marry Taylor.

Elizabeth and Eddie were married from 1959 to 1964.


Image: Eddie Fisher and Liz Taylor
Photographs: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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Richard Burton

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Welsh acting legend Richard Burton -- the other great love of Taylor's life -- married her twice, first from 1964 to 1974.

Just 16 months after their divorce, Taylor and Burton remarried, a marriage that lasted just one year, from 1975-1976.

The screen-marriage shown in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? is often likened to Burton and Taylor's own troubled and tempestuous relationship.


Image: Liz Taylor with Richard Burton
Photographs: William Lovelace/Express/Getty Images
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John Warner

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A politician who married Taylor just before getting elected to the United States senate, Warner was a Republican elected from Virginia.

Initially relieved to be marrying outside show business and wanting to be known as her husband's wife, Taylor grew wary of the Washington life, even checking into the Betty Ford clinic for her depression.

They divorced in 1982.


Image: John Warner and Liz Taylor
Photographs: David Ashdown/Keystone/Getty Images
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Larry Fortensky

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One thing always led to another for Liz, and during another visit to the Betty Ford clinic, she got acquainted with Larry Fortensky, a construction worker from California.

They married in 1991, at Taylor's friend Michael Jackson's Neverland home. They divorced five years later, in 1996, following which Fortensky bought a house in California. Taylor reportedly paid off the mortgage for it two years ago.


Image: Liz Taylor with Larry Fortensky
Photographs: Brenda Chase/Stringer
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