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Photos: Elizabeth Taylor's seven husbands

A gallery of the actress's marraige partners

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Marriage #1: Elizabeth Taylor on the day of her wedding to Conrad Hilton Jr., son of the hotel magnate, in May 1950. They divorced in December.

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Marriage #2: Taylor and British actor Michael Wilding. They wed in February 1952, he 39 to her 19. They had two sons, Michael Jr. and Christopher Edward. That marriage lasted four years.

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Marriage #3: Elizabeth Taylor with movie producer Mike Todd, also 20 years her senior. They married in 1957 and had a daughter, Elizabeth Francis. Todd was killed in a plane crash in 1958.

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Marriage #4: The best man at the Taylor-Todd wedding was Eddie Fisher. He left his wife Debbie Reynolds to marry Taylor in 1959. She converted to Judaism before the wedding. The marriage fell apart when Taylor met Richard Burton on the set of the film "Cleopatra."

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Marriage #7: In October 1991, Taylor married Larry Fortensky, a truck driver and construction worker she met while both were undergoing treatment at the Betty Ford Center in 1988. He was 20 years her junior. The wedding, held at the ranch of Michael Jackson, was a media circus that included the din of helicopter blades, a journalist who parachuted to a spot near the couple and a gossip columnist as official scribe. In August 1995, she and Fortensky announced a trial separation; she filed for divorce six months later and the split became final in 1997.

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