Elizabeth Taylor's Husbands

Elizabeth Taylor - Husbands - Larry Fortensky
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Elizabeth Taylor?s Husbands

01 of 08

Husband #1: Conrad "Nicky" Hilton

Elizabeth Taylor - Husbands - Conrad “Nicky” Hilton


Profession: Hotelier
Details: The first-time bride wore a traditional white gown for her May 13th wedding in Hollywood. MGM Studios gifted the gown to Taylor, a satin creation by Helen Rose, the same designer who created Grace Kelly's wedding dress for her nuptials to Prince Rainier of Monaco.

Yes, Paris Hilton's great uncle.

02 of 08

Husband #2: Michael Wilding

Elizabeth Taylor - Husbands - Michael Wilding


Profession: Actor
Details: Taylor dressed in a casual outfit for her Feb 21st civil ceremony in London to Wilding, wearing a tea-length three-quarter sleeve dress. She carried a delicate bouquet and wore flowers in her hair.

Wilding is the father of Taylor's first two children, Michael Howard and Christopher Edward.

03 of 08

Husband #3: Mike Todd

Elizabeth Taylor - Husbands - Mike Todd
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Profession: Producer
Details: A February 2nd ceremony in Acapulco, Mexico, the bride wore an elegant hooded white dress.

Mega producer Todd was the first great love of her life! Todd was the initiator of Taylor's outstanding jewelry collection, presenting her with a 29-carat diamond ring during their marriage. He died tragically in a plane crash. They had one daughter, Elizabeth Frances "Liza" Todd.

04 of 08

Husband #4: Eddie Fisher

Elizabeth Taylor - Husbands - Eddie Fisher


Profession: Singer
Details: The destination was Vegas for Taylor and Fisher's wedding at a local synagogue. Taylor took a fashion gamble choosing a green silk hooded dress for this occasion. "It was a typical two-rabbi Jewish ceremony," Fisher wrote in his autobiography Been There, Done That. "As usual, Elizabeth was late for her own wedding."

In a much talked-about romance, Taylor married Fisher less than a year after Todd was killed.

05 of 08

Husband #5: Richard Burton

Elizabeth Taylor - Husbands - Richard Burton
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Profession: Actor
Details: True to the '60s, Taylor wore a floral wreath made with Roman hyacinths and Lily of the Valley flowers and a babydoll dress to her March wedding. The yellow chiffon dress was designed by Irene Sharaff, the costume designer who worked on Cleopatra.

Taylor met the second great love of her life on set while filming Cleopatra. It was the most expensive movie of all time but their romance overshadowed the price tag.

06 of 08

Husband #6: Richard Burton

Elizabeth Taylor - Husbands - Richard Burton


Profession: Actor
Details: Taylor donned an ombre green gown and guinea fowl feathers to remarry Burton, this time on the banks of the Chobe River in Africa. A tribal African District Commissioner was the officiant for the ceremony.

Love is lovelier the second time around.

07 of 08

Husband #7: John Warner

Elizabeth Taylor - Husbands - John Warner
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Profession: Senator
Details: The couple, pictured here prior to their Virginia wedding, tied the knot before friends and family on Warner's farm. Taylor wore fur and a turban to the ceremony.

Taylor decided to semi-retire, settling down as a politician's wife.

08 of 08

Husband #8: Larry Fortensky

Elizabeth Taylor - Husbands - Larry Fortensky


Profession: Construction worker
Details: Her October nuptials marked a return to tradition. Taylor wore a tiered lace gown for the record-setting $2 million wedding.

Taylor settled for a regular guy, but she was never a regular girl-no matter how hard she tried. (Regular girls don't have Michael Jackson in their wedding party.)

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