Dame Elizabeth Taylor

Just after only one day of her body succumbing to congestive heart failure, the sultry violet eyed Oscar-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor was laid to rest in a private funeral service yesterday. With about three dozen family members in attendance at Forest Lawn cemetery (California) her body will be laid to rest nearby her close friend pop icon Michael Jackson.  Born with a mutation that caused double rows of eyelashes, Elizabeth’s breathtaking dark beauty and violet eyes  made her almost as famous as her many marriages. There is something about the shades of purple that you can’t ignore. However,  she was a great fashion consumer and a lover of famous designer and couture wear. Please take the journey with me as I revisit her wedding attire and how she chose to express herself through 8 marriages!!

First marriage: Conrad “Nicky” Hilton (1950-1951)             She wore a $1,500 satin wedding gown with beading and a sweetheart neckline covered with a chiffon overlay. 3/4 length veil with pearls combined with a pearl tiara. The actress’ attendees were dressed in yellow organdy dresses…

Second marriage: Michael Wilding (1952-1957): With friend and actress Anna Neagle by her side, Elizabeth Taylor weds husband No. 2, British actor Michael Wilding, in London. .. Sporting a small lace cap and carrying a much smaller bouquet of white flowers…… Five years and two sons later, the couple decides to divorce.

Third marriage: Michael Todd (1957-1958), A Spanish wedding She wore this gorgeous off-the-shoulder number. Liz donned a hooded gown when the pair held a second ceremony in Acapulco.. she donned a wedding gown with a high collar.

Fourth marriage: Eddie Fisher (1959-1964) When a cold kept her from flying with then-husband Michael Todd. The plane crashed, claiming Micheal’s life; and Liz famously ran to the arms of Michael’s married friend Eddie Fisher for comfort.

Fifth marriage: Richard Burton (1964-1974) Nine days after her split from Eddie Fisher: Taylor, divorced three times and widowed once, looks hopeful in yellow chiffon and floral headdress, before marrying her “Cleopatra” costar Richard Burton in Montreal.

..TAKE 2 after 1.5 years apart

Sixth marriage: Richard Burton (1975-1976)..

Seventh marriage: John Warner (1976-1982) With five failed marriages and one late husband behind her, Liz took her seventh walk down the aisle in December of 1976, this time with Republican politician John Warner.  (NO PICTURE FOR THIS ONE!)

Eighth marriage: Larry Fortensky (1991-1996). Liz would wear a floor-length, off-the-shoulder gown to exchange vows for the last time, this time with construction worker Larry Fortensky. The pair were married at Michael Jackson’s Neverland.

Elizabeth is a hopeless romantic!!

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One Response to Dame Elizabeth Taylor

  1. Love your blog & purple is my absolute favorite color!
    I just wanted to let you know the the 4th photo is actually her second wedding to Mike Todd. You can see Eddie Fisher & his then wife (& Liz’s best friend & matron of honor) Debbie Reynolds in the photo.
    For her wedding to Eddie Fisher she wore this ugly dark hooded dress. Maybe she was using fashion to express her secret shame. She knew she was wrong! :o )
    I’m getting married in 90 days and my color is purple so I will be visiting again for ideas.
    Thanks again!


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