Elizabeth Taylor died on 23 March. According to her Times obituary she was ‘married eight times to seven different husbands’.
… which makes me think …
Who were these lucky men? The answer seems to have been:
1 Nicky Hilton Jnr (heir to the hotel chain) – divorced
2 Michael Wilding (British actor) – divorced
3 Mike Todd (film producer) – widowed when Todd died in a plane crash
4 Eddie Fisher (‘crooner’) – divorced
5 Richard Burton – divorced (they were married 1964-1974)
6 Richard Burton – divorced (they were married 1975-1976)
7 John Warner (American Senator) – divorced
8 Larry Fortensky (toy boy) – divorced in 1996.
… and so …
I reckon this was seven divorces in a 44 year period. She seems to have liked getting married more than she liked being married. Not sure this makes her a good advertisement for marriage but she certainly would have been a divorce lawyer’s dream client!
My first divorce client was on her fifth divorce from only her third husband … and I have seen the likes of her since.