Taylor and Burton, Timeless Romance

Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
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Illicit Affair
When their relationship began, both actors were married to others: Burton to his Welsh wife of 14 years, Sybil Williams, and Taylor to her fourth husband, pop sensation Eddie Fisher, whom she had "stolen" from America's sweetheart, Debbie Reynolds. With the eyes of the world upon them, the couple set sail on a yacht with the paparazzi snapping away at every chance. The public's obsession with the all-too-public lovers began with this scandalous shot of them canoodling on a boat off the Italian island of Ischia.

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