How Many Times Was Elizabeth Taylor Married: Which Marriage Lasted the Longest?

Elizabeth Taylor – fifth time Academy Award nominee and two-time winner for Who fears Virginia Woolf and BUtterfield 8 – she is renowned for her unique film and TV career. However, the actor’s romantic life would often receive more attention than it did on screen. Taylor was married several times in her life – and even separated and remarried.

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The classic Hollywood actor was married eight times to seven men – Conrad Hilton Jr., Michael Wilding, Mike Todd, Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton (twice,), John Warner, and Larry Fortensky (respectively). Some relationships have gained more public interest and tabloid attention than others – but they are all (at least reasonably) listed.

Elizabeth Taylor was married to Conrad Hilton Jr. from 1950 to 1951

Taylor married Conrad Hilton Jr. in 1950. The man was an American socialist and heir to a hotel, as he was identified by a well-known last name. The couple were only married for one year, and Hilton Jr. married Patricia McClintock in 1958.

The ‘Cleopatra’ star was married to Michael Wilding from 1952 to 1957

Michael Wilding was a television, stage and film actress best known for a series of films made by Anne Neagle, as well as two films made with the psychological vision of Alfred Hitchcock. Wilding star into Stage Fright, Under Capricorn, Spring in Park Lane, and more.

Taylor married Mike Todd in 1957

Todd was a well-known American theater and film producer Around the World in 80 Days and This is Cinerama. He was only married to Taylor for about a year (until 1958).

The actress married ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ and Eddie Fisher from 1959 to 1964

Eddie Fisher was one of the most popular singers around the early 1950s. Fisher is famous for hits including “Anytime,” “I Need You Now,” “Lady of Spain,” and more. He was married to Taylor for a longer time than many of her other husbands.

Richard Burton was Elizabeth Taylor’s longest romance: they were together from 1964 to 1974 and 1975 to 1976

Elizabeth Taylor and Tim Burton were publicly criticized, as their romance began while the two were still married. They became known as “The Battling Burtons” because of their fighting romance. Burton was a Welsh actor who became famous for his well-known, baritone voice.

After her relationship with Burton, Elizabeth Taylor married John Warner (lawyer) and Larry Fortensky (construction worker). She was with Wagner from ’76 to ’82 and with Fortensky from ’91 to ’96.

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