Spouses of Elizabeth Taylor

This list includes people married to Elizabeth Taylor or were married to someone who was married to Elizabeth Taylor.

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This is in effect the extended family by marriage of Elizabeth Taylor. Here is one list of connections:
Elizabeth Taylor was married to Michael Wilding (21 February 1952 - 30 January 1957) (divorced) 2 children
Michael Wilding was married to Margaret Leighton (10 July 1964 - 13 January 1976) (her death)
Margaret Leighton was married to Laurence Harvey (1957 - 1961) (divorced)
Laurence Harvey was married to Paulene Stone (31 December 1972 - 25 November 1973) (his death) 1 child
Paulene Stone was married to Mark Burns (? - 8 May 2007) (his death)
Mark Burns was married to Jane How (? - ?) (divorced) 1 child
Jane How was married to Richard Durden (21 January 1996 - present)
Richard Durden was married to Maria Aitken (19 January 1968 - 1971) (divorced)
Maria Aitken was marrried to Patrick McGrath (28 December 1991 - present)
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1.
Elizabeth Taylor
Actress, Giant
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the last, if not the last, major star to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked on with since...
“ Spouse - Level 1
Larry Fortensky (6 October 1991 - 31 October 1996) (divorced)
John Warner (4 December 1976 - 7 November 1982) (divorced)
Richard Burton (10 October 1975 - 1 August 1976) (remarried) (divorced)
Richard Burton (15 March 1964 - 26 June 1974) (divorced) 1 child
Eddie Fisher (12 May 1959 - 6 March 1964) (divorced)
Michael Todd (2 February 1957 - 22 March 1958) (his death) 1 child
Michael Wilding (21 February 1952 - 30 January 1957) (divorced) 2 children
Conrad Hilton Jr. (6 May 1950 - 1 February 1951) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
2.
“ Spouse - Level 2
Patricia McClintock (26 November 1958 - 1965) (divorced) 2 children
Elizabeth Taylor (6 May 1950 - 1 February 1951) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
3.
Michael Wilding
Born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England on July 23, 1912, Wilding became a commercial artist after leaving school. He gained employment in the art department of a film studio in London in 1933, and he was soon approached by producers to become a movie star-in-training due to his dashing good looks. After debuting at age 21 in Bitter Sweet...
“ Spouse - Level 2
Margaret Leighton (10 July 1964 - 13 January 1976) (her death)
Susan Neill (12 February 1958 - 23 July 1962) (divorced)
Elizabeth Taylor (21 February 1952 - 30 January 1957) (divorced) 2 children
Kay Young (1937 - 18 December 1951) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
4.
Michael Todd
Film producer Michael Todd was one of the major contributors to technical innovation in the film industry in the 1950s. Having worked with Fred Waller and Cinerama, he got tired of the three-panel format, left the company and tried to find the process for making "Cinerama coming from one hole". He joined forces with the American Optical Co...
“ Spouse - Level 2
Elizabeth Taylor (2 February 1957 - 22 March 1958) (his death) 1 child
Joan Blondell (4 July 1947 - 8 June 1950) (divorced)
Bertha Freshman (14 February 1927 - 3 August 1946) (her death) 1 child ” - dan_dassow
 
5.
Eddie Fisher
In 1953 Eddie Fisher was given his own fifteen minute TV show called Coke Time, sponsored by the Coca-Cola company. This show proved to be so popular that Coke then offered Eddie a $1 million contract to be their national spokesperson. A deal of that magnitude was almost unheard of at this time and helped push Fisher towards being one of the most popular singers by 1954...
“ Spouse - Level 2
Betty Lin (14 July 1993 - 15 April 2001) (her death)
Terry Richard (29 October 1975 - April 1976) (divorced)
Connie Stevens (9 February 1967 - 1969) (divorced) 2 children
Elizabeth Taylor (12 May 1959 - 6 March 1964) (divorced)
Debbie Reynolds (18 September 1955 - May 1959) (divorced) 2 children ” - dan_dassow
 
6.
Richard Burton
Probably more frequently remembered for his turbulent personal life and multiple marriages, Richard Burton was nonetheless regarded as one of the great British actors of the post-WWII period. Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in Pontrhydyfen, Wales, to Edith Maude (Thomas) and Richard Walter Jenkins...
“ Spouse - Level 2
Sally Hay (3 July 1983 - 5 August 1984) (his death)
Susan Hunt (21 August 1976 - 1982) (divorced)
Elizabeth Taylor (10 October 1975 - 1 August 1976) (remarried/redivorced)
Elizabeth Taylor (15 March 1964 - 26 June 1974) (divorced) 1 child
Sybil Williams (5 February 1949 - 5 December 1963) (divorced) 2 children ” - dan_dassow
 
7.
John Warner
John Warner was a government official who had served as Under secretary and then Secretary of the U.S. Navy during the Nixon Administration, 1972-1974, before he was appointed in 1974 to head up the federal government's American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. His marriage to Elizabeth Taylor...
“ Spouse - Level 2
Jean Vander Myde (14 December 2003 - present)
Elizabeth Taylor (4 December 1976 - 7 November 1982) (divorced)
Catherine Conover Mellon (7 August 1957 - August 1973) (divorced) 3 children ” - dan_dassow
 
8.
“ Spouse - Level 2
Elizabeth Taylor (6 October 1991 - 31 October 1996) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
9.
“ Spouse - Level 3
Douglass Montgomery (12 March 1952 - 23 July 1966) (his death)
Michael Wilding (1937 - 18 December 1951) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
10.
“ Spouse - Level 3
Michael Wilding (12 February 1958 - 23 July 1962) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
11.
Margaret Leighton
British theatre actress Margaret Leighton made her classical stage debut at age 16. The daughter of a businessman, she joined the Old Vic Company under the direction of Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson and in the late 40s and 50s earned kudos for her theatrical endeavors on both the London and Broadway stages...
“ Spouse - Level 3
Michael Wilding (1964 - 13 January 1976) (her death)
Laurence Harvey (1957 - 1961) (divorced)
Max Reinhardt (1947 - 1955) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
12.
Joan Blondell
Actress, Grease
With blonde hair, big blue eyes and a big smile, Joan was usually cast as the wisecracking working girl who was the lead's best friend. Born into vaudeville to a comic named Eddie, Joan was on the stage when she was three years old. For years, she toured the circuit with her parents and joined a stock company when she was 17...
“ Spouse - Level 3
Michael Todd (4 July 1947 - 8 June 1950) (divorced)
Dick Powell (19 September 1936 - 14 July 1944) (divorced) 1 child
George Barnes (4 January 1933 - 4 September 1936) (divorced) 1 child ” - dan_dassow
 
13.
Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (Harmon) and Raymond Francis Reynolds, a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Her film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton. Reynolds wasn't a dancer until she was selected to be Gene Kelly's partner in Singin' in the Rain...
“ Spouse - Level 3
Richard Hamlett (25 May 1984 - May 1996) (divorced)
Harry Karl (25 November 1960 - 1973) (divorced)
Eddie Fisher (26 September 1955 - May 1959) (divorced) 2 children ” - dan_dassow
 
14.
Connie Stevens
Actress, Hawaiian Eye
Born in Brooklyn of Italian, Irish, and Native-American parentage with the unlikely name of Concetta Anna Ingolia, Connie Stevens was raised by grandparents when her parents (both jazz musicians) filed for divorced. She attended Catholic boarding schools in her formative years and a distinct interest...
“ Spouse - Level 3
Eddie Fisher (9 February 1967 - 12 June 1969) (divorced) 2 children
James Stacy (12 October 1963 - 2 November 1966) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
15.
“ Spouse - Level 3
Jordan Christopher (1965 - 1996) (his death) 1 child
Richard Burton (5 February 1949 - 5 December 1963) (divorced) 2 children ” - dan_dassow
 
16.
“ Spouse - Level 3
Richard Burton (21 August 1976 - 1982) (divorced)
James Hunt (1975 - 1976) ” - dan_dassow
 
17.
Sally Hay
Miscellaneous Crew, Wagner
“ Spouse - Level 3
Richard Burton (3 July 1983 - 5 August 1984) (his death) ” - dan_dassow
 
18.
Laurence Harvey
Laurence Harvey was a British movie star who helped usher in the 1960s with his indelible portrait of a ruthless social climber, and became one of the decade's cultural icons for his appearances in socially themed motion pictures. Harvey was born Zvi Mosheh Skikne on October 1, 1928 in Joniskis, Lithuania...
“ Spouse - Level 4
Paulene Stone (31 December 1972 - 25 November 1973) (his death) 1 child
Joan Perry (17 October 1968 - 14 February 1972) (divorced)
Margaret Leighton (8 August 1957 - 26 January 1961) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
19.
George Barnes
Cinematographer, Rebecca
Veteran cinematographer George S. Barnes had a well-earned reputation for reliability and a knack for combining artistry with economic efficiency. As a result, he was seldom out of work. Having started as a still photographer for Thomas H. Ince in 1918, Barnes quickly rose through the ranks to director of photography...
“ Spouse - Level 4
Margaret Atkinson (9 June 1947 - 30 May 1953) (his death)
Elizabeth (Betty) Wood (13 September 1936 - 11 May 1938) (divorced) 1 child
Joan Blondell (4 January 1933 - 4 September 1936) (divorced)
Melba Kruger (? - ?) (divorced) 2 children ” - dan_dassow
 
20.
Dick Powell
In the 1930s , Dick Powell was the juvenile lead in the Warner backstage musicals opposite such rising stars as Ruby Keeler and Joan Blondell. After his career in musicals, he was cast in private-eye roles and became a producer and director for both TV and movies.
“ Spouse - Level 4
June Allyson (19 August 1945 - 2 January 1963) (his death) 2 children
Joan Blondell (19 September 1936 - 14 July 1944) (divorced) 1 child
Maude Maund (1925 - 1927) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
21.
“ Spouse - Level 4
Debbie Reynolds (25 November 1960 - 1973) (divorced)
Joan Perry (1 September 1959 - 6 November 1959) (divorced)
Marie McDonald (14 June 1955 - 16 April 1958) (divorced) 1 child
Marie McDonald (19 September 1947 - 23 November 1954) (divorced) 2 children
Ruth Lamb (? - ?) (divorced) 1 child ” - dan_dassow
 
22.
James Stacy
Actor, Lancer
Born Maurice William Elias in Los Angeles, James Stacy is the son of a Lebanese immigrant father and an American-born mother of Irish-Scottish descent. As a teen, Stacy first aspired to play professional football but settled on a career in the movies after a friend coaxed him into taking some acting classes...
“ Spouse - Level 4
Kim Darby (20 March 1968 - 26 June 1969) (divorced) 1 child
Connie Stevens (12 October 1963 - 2 November 1966) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
23.
“ Spouse - Level 4
Sybil Williams (1965 - 1996) (his death) 1 child ” - dan_dassow
 
24.
Joan Perry
Born in Florida, Joan went to New York where she worked as a model. In 1935 she went to Hollywood where she was signed at Columbia Pictures. While at Columbia, Joan appeared in a number of films and worked with leading men such as Ralph Bellamy, Melvyn Douglas and Lew Ayres. She also caught the eye of studio mogul Harry Cohn who wanted Joan for his wife...
“ Spouse - Level 5
Laurence Harvey (17 October 1968 - 14 February 1972) (divorced)
Harry Karl (1 September 1959 - 6 November 1959) (divorced)
Harry Cohn (31 July 1941 - 27 February 1958) (his death) 4 children ” - dan_dassow
 
25.
“ Spouse - Level 5
Laurence Harvey (31 December 1972 - 25 November 1973) (his death) 1 child
Tony Norris (? - ?) (divorced) 1 child
Peter Morton (? - ?) (divorced)
Mark Burns (? - 8 May 2007) (his death) ” - dan_dassow
 
26.
June Allyson
American leading lady whose sweet smile and sunny disposition made her the prototypical girl-next-door of American movies of the 1940s. Raised in semi-poverty in Bronx neighborhoods by her divorced mother, Allyson (nee Ella Geisman) was injured in a fall at age eight and spent four years confined within a steel brace...
“ Spouse - Level 5
David Ashrow (30 October 1976 - 8 July 2006) (her death)
Alfred Glenn Maxwell (1 April 1966 - 17 March 1970) (divorced)
Alfred Glenn Maxwell (13 October 1963 - 20 April 1965) (divorced)
Dick Powell (19 August 1945 - 2 January 1963) (his death) 2 children ” - dan_dassow
 
27.
Marie McDonald
Marie McDonald became one of the most popular pin-up girls of the 1940's. She had a promising career but it was overshadowed by her countless personal problems. Marie was born on July 6, 1923, in Burgin, Kentucky. Her real name was Cora Marie Frye. She was the only child of Marie and Everett Frye, an engineer...
“ Spouse - Level 5
Donald F. Taylor (1 November 1963 - 21 October 1965) (her death)
Edward F. Callahan (6 August 1962 - 5 September 1963) (annulled)
Louis Bass (23 May 1959 - 8 April 1960) (divorced)
Harry Karl (14 June 1955 - 16 April 1958) (divorced) 1 child
Harry Karl (19 September 1947 - 23 November 1954) (divorced) 2 children
Victor M. Orsatti (10 January 1943 - 16 May 1947) (divorced)
Richard Allord (24 September 1940 - 23 September 1941) (annulled) ” - dan_dassow
 
28.
Joan Perry
Born in Florida, Joan went to New York where she worked as a model. In 1935 she went to Hollywood where she was signed at Columbia Pictures. While at Columbia, Joan appeared in a number of films and worked with leading men such as Ralph Bellamy, Melvyn Douglas and Lew Ayres. She also caught the eye of studio mogul Harry Cohn who wanted Joan for his wife...
“ Spouse - Level 5
Laurence Harvey (17 October 1968 - 14 February 1972) (divorced)
Harry Karl (1 September 1959 - 6 November 1959) (divorced)
Harry Cohn (31 July 1941 - 27 February 1958) (his death) 4 children ” - dan_dassow
 
29.
Kim Darby
Actress, True Grit
The child of professional dancers, Kim Darby began her career studying dance with her father, as well as Nico Charisse. At fourteen, she was granted special admission to Tony Barr's acting workshop at Desilu Studios on the Paramount Pictures lot. He wrote later that it was her remarkable openness...
“ Spouse - Level 5
James Westmoreland (6 February 1970 - May 1970) (divorced)
James Stacy (20 March 1968 - 26 June 1969) (divorced) 1 child
William Tennant (? - ?) (divorced)
? (? - ?) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
30.
Harry Cohn
He was crude, uneducated, foul and, even on his best behavior, abrasive. No major studio executive of the so-called "Golden Age" was more loathed (although at times the dictatorial Samuel Goldwyn and the hard-nosed Jack L. Warner came close) than Harry Cohn. Born in the middle of 5 children to Joseph Cohn...
“ Spouse - Level 6
Joan Perry (31 July 1941 - 27 February 1958) (his death) 4 children
Rose Barker Cromwell (18 September 1923 - 28 July 1941) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
31.
“ Spouse - Level 6
Jane How (? - ?) (divorced) 1 child
Paulene Stone (? - 8 May 2007) (his death) ” - dan_dassow
 
32.
Peter Morton
Producer, Snatch
“ Spouse - Level 6
Tarlton Morton (1990 - 1997) (divorced) 2 children
Paulene Stone (? - ?) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
33.
“ Spouse - Level 6
June Allyson (30 October 1976 - 8 July 2006) (her death) ” - dan_dassow
 
34.
“ Spouse - Level 6
Marie McDonald (1940 - ?) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
35.
“ Spouse - Level 6
Arla Turner (6 March 1973 - 9 June 1984) (his death)
Dolores Donlon (3 September 1949 - 25 February 1960) (divorced)
Marie McDonald (10 January 1943 - 16 May 1947) (divorced)
June Lang (29 May 1937 - 1 August 1938) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
36.
“ Spouse - Level 6
Marie McDonald (I) (1 November 1963 - 21 October 1965) (her death) ” - dan_dassow
 
37.
“ Spouse - Level 6
Kim Darby (I) (? - ?) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
38.
“ Spouse - Level 6
Kim Darby (6 February 1970 - March 1970) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
39.
“ Spouse - Level 7
Richard Durden (21 January 1996 - present)
Mark Burns (? - ?) (divorced) 1 child ” - dan_dassow
 
40.
“ Spouse - Level 7
Peter Morton (1990 - 1997) 2 children ” - dan_dassow
 
41.
June Lang
This approachable blue-eyed blonde with a striking, open-faced beauty had a very encouraging career going for her in 30s Hollywood but extenuating circumstances hurt her chances in the long run. In less than a decade and a half June Lang was out of pictures altogether (after appearing in over 30) and therein was glimpsed here and there on TV and commercials until her full retirement...
“ Spouse - Level 7
Lt. William Morgan (5 January 1944 - 23 April 1954) (divorced) 1 child
Johnny Roselli (1 April 1940 - 20 February 1942) (divorced)
Victor M. Orsatti (29 June 1937 - 1 August 1938) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
42.
“ Spouse - Level 7
Robert de Pasquale (November 1962 - ?)
Victor M. Orsatti (3 September 1949 - 25 February 1960) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
43.
“ Spouse - Level 8
Jane How (21 January 1996 - present)
Maria Aitken (19 January 1968 - 1971) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
44.
“ Spouse - Level 8
June Lang (1 April 1940 - 20 February 1942) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
45.
“ Spouse - Level 9
Patrick McGrath (28 December 1991 - present)
Nigel Davenport (May 1972 - 1981) (divorced) 1 child
Richard Durden (19 January 1968 - 1971) (divorced) ” - dan_dassow
 
46.
“ Spouse - Level 10
Maria Aitken (May 1972 - 1980) (divorced) 1 child
Helena Margaret White (1951 - ?) (divorced) 2 children ” - dan_dassow
 
47.
“ Spouse - Level 10
Maria Aitken (28 December 1991 - present) ” - dan_dassow