Elizabeth Taylor: How Many Times was She Married?

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Not only was Elizabeth "Liz" Taylor famous for her beauty and her acting ability, she also became famous for her marriages, of which she had a total of eight. Although she remained single until her death following her divorce to Larry Fortensky in 1996, she spent half of her life married, albeit to seven different men, having married Sir Richard Burton twice.

Her first marriage occurred in 1950. She was 18 years old. Her last took place in 1991 when she was 59.

Her husbands were as follows:

* Conrad "Nicky" Hilton ( May 6, 1950 - January 29, 1951) -- Hilton was heir to the famous Hilton hotel chain, which his father had founded. His marriage to Taylor lasted a short six months, reportedly due to Hilton's reported drinking and physical abuse. The divorce was finalized two months later.

* Michael Wilding ( February 21, 1952 - January 26, 1957) -- Wilding was an English actor, probably best known for having married Taylor than acting, although he was more successful for his British work than his American. Liz Taylor was his second marriage as well.

* Michael Todd (February 2, 1957 - March 22, 1958) -- Todd was a movie producer, whose work included "Around the World In 80 Days," which won the Best Picture Oscar in 1956. He would be the only husband of Liz Taylor's to leave her a widow, dying in a plane crash in New Mexico in 1958.

* Eddie Fisher ( May 12, 1959 - March 6, 1964) -- Fisher was a successful singer during the 1950s. His marriage to Taylor was one of Hollywood's biggest scandals, for Fisher left his first wife, actress Debbie Reynolds, to be with and marry his best friend's widow.

* Richard Burton (March 15, 1964 - June 26, 1974) -- The future Sir Richard Burton, one of the movie industry's most acclaimed actors, and Taylor began dating while making "Cleopatra," for which the actress would later win an Academy Award. Unable to have children, they adopted.

* Richard Burton ( October 10, 1975 - July 29, 1976) -- Burton was nominated for seven Oscars during his lifetime. He was denied a single win.

* John Warner (December 4, 1976 - November 7, 1982) -- Warner was a career politician from Virginia, a U. S. senator who had also served as Undersecretary and Secretary of the Navy, when he met and wed Taylor. The Christian Science Monitor noted that being a neglected politician's wife drove the star to drink and to another divorce. Warner was elected to the senate five times and retired in 2009.

* Larry Fortensky ( October 6, 1991 - October 31, 1996) -- Fortensky was a construction worker the actress met during a stint in rehab.

Elizabeth Taylor died on March 23, 2011. Her death was reportedly the result of congestive heart failure, according to the New York Times. She was 79.

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