Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton  

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were married for 12 years. They dated for 3 months after getting together in Oct 1962. After a 1 year engagement they married on 15th Mar 1964. 12 years later they separated in Dec 1973 and divorced on 26th Jun 1974.

They had a daughter named Maria age 60.

On Screen Matchups

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were in 6 on-screen matchups, notably Cleopatra(1963), The Comedians(1967), The Sandpiper(1965), The Taming of the Shrew(1967) and The V.I.P.s(1963).


American Actress Elizabeth Taylor was born Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor on 27th February, 1932 in Hampstead, London, England, UK and passed away on 23rd Mar 2011 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 79. She is most remembered for National Velvet. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingOct 1962 - 1963 3 months, 2 days
Engaged1963 - 15th Mar 1964 1 year, 2 months
Married15th Mar 1964 - Jul 1976 12 years, 3 months
Total Oct 1962 - Jul 1976 13 years, 9 months

Married Firstly:
(March 15, 1964 - June 26, 1974)
Married Secondly:
(October 10, 1975 - July 29, 1976)
While filming Cleopatra in Italy in 1962, Taylor began an affair with her co-star, Welsh actor Richard Burton, although Burton was also married. Rumors about the affair began to circulate in the press, and were confirmed by a paparazzi shot of them on a yacht in Ischia.:27–34 According to sociologist Ellis Cashmore, the publication of the photograph was a "turning point", beginning a new era in which it became difficult for celebrities to keep their personal lives separate from their public images. The scandal caused Taylor and Burton to be condemned for "erotic vagrancy" by the Vatican, with calls also in the US Congress to bar them from re-entering the country.:36 Taylor was granted a divorce from Fisher on March 6, 1964, in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, and married Burton nine days later in a private ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal.:99–100 Burton subsequently adopted Liza Todd and Maria Burton (born August 1, 1961), a German orphan whose adoption process Taylor had begun while married to Fisher.
"I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions, and I can't pretend I didn't know what I was doing when I became involved with Richard," Taylor wrote in her memoir. The married actors' affair on the Rome set of Cleopatra made headlines – and prompted the Vatican to accuse Taylor of "erotic vagrancy." The couple eventually ended their respective marriages and walked down the aisle. But after almost a decade together, their tempestuous relationship had earned them the nickname The Battling Burtons – and they divorced. Though their fiery first marriage fizzled, Taylor and Burton (who had adopted a daughter, Maria, born in 1961) gave wedded bliss another shot – briefly. Wags joked that Burton simply wanted to be near all the jewelry he had given his ex. "Even though there were rough times, I wouldn't give up one minute of my time with Richard Burton," Taylor wrote in her autobiography.
Elizabeth Taylor claimed that she had two loves in her life: one was Mike Todd, and the other one was Richard Burton.
They first met on the set of Cleopatra in October of 1960.
Richard Burton was married to Elizabeth Taylor. They started dating in October, 1960. After getting engaged in 1964, they were married on 15th March, 1964. After 12 years of marriage they divorced on 1st August, 1976.

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Relationship Timeline

29th July, 1976 - Divorce

29th July, 1976 - Divorce

- Divorce

January, 1976 - Breakup

1976 - Breakup

10th October, 1975 - Marriage

- Marriage

January, 1975 - Hookup

- Hookup

26th June, 1974 - Divorce

- Divorce

December, 1973 - Breakup

15th March, 1964 - Marriage

15th March, 1964 - Marriage

- Marriage

- Marriage

- Engagement

- Breakup

1963 - Engagement

October, 1962 - Hookup

1st August, 1961 - Child

October, 1960 - Hookup

- Hookup

Couple Comparison

Richard Burton
Elizabeth Taylor
Richard Burton
Elizabeth Taylor
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 10" (178 cm)
5' 3" (160 cm)
Hair Color
Brown - Dark
Eye Color


MariaFemale1st August, 196160 years old

Onscreen Matchups

  • Cleopatra Cleopatra 1963
  • The Comedians The Comedians 1967
  • The Sandpiper The Sandpiper 1965
  • The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew 1967
  • The V.I.P.s The V.I.P.s 1963
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966


Posted commentsView all comments (56)

carrotcescaJul 27, 2014

Their relationship was just beautiful, purely beautiful...

NightstarNightstarJan 23, 2014

it would have been nice if they'd just stayed together, after they got married for the second time.

susanaSep 2, 2010

la mas hermosa pareja.Por siempre sera haci .

LucasJul 30, 2010

La fama de Elizabeth Taylor y Richard Burton, serà eterna, como las hermosas pelìculas que protagonizaron.

IsacJul 24, 2010

Ojalá se filme la pelìcula sobre los amores de Liz y Burton y que la protagonista sea Catherine Zeta Jones, es la ùnica que se parece un poquito a Liz, aunque como Liz nunca habrà otra.

KikeJul 22, 2010

Pareja insuperable de artistas, ahora en actualidad, porque planean filmar una pelìcula de sus amores y desamores. ¡Fantàstico!

RicardoJun 22, 2010

La plenitud de las carreras de Liz y Burton llegò cuando se juntaron para filmar Cleopatra , en 1961 y terminò con la muerte de Burton en 1984, con un parèntisis entre 1976 y 1982, època en que no tuvieron ningùn tipo de relaciòn, porque despuès siempre estuvieron juntos de una manera o de otra.

LeoJun 12, 2010

Liz y Burton son la pareja màs famosa del mundo del cine y por eso seràn inmortales.

SergioJun 8, 2010

Ojalá pronto salgan en internet las cartas que Burton le envió a Liz, imagino que son fantásticas, porque una vez leí unos poemas que le dedicó y eran fabulosos

ElizabethJun 7, 2010

Muero por leer las cartas de amor de Burton a Liz.

JavierJun 4, 2010

Acabo de leer estractos de las cartas que Burton le enviò a Liz, a lo largo de su eterno romance y me han encantado, què pareja tan especial

ToyaJun 2, 2010

Siempre reviso esta pàgina para contemplar fotos de Liz y Burton.

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