LIFE Archives: Elizabeth and Richard
In the month of February,
my mind has been turning to great love stories…
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were drawn to each other with a force that would not be denied. Actually married twice, their romantic liaisons proved to be irresistible fodder for the gossip pages while their film performances garnered accolades, nominations, and awards.
Richard was so taken with Elizabeth that he showered her with the most extravagant jewels in the world. Most notable was the 69 carat “Taylor-Burton” diamond, which was auctioned after the couple divorced for the second time.
Images via LIFE
Further reading: “A Love Too Big To Last”
by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger for Vanity Fair
Tagged: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton
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