Thirty Romantic Photos of the Real Liz and Dick

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This month brings us the campy-at-best biopic Liz & Dick, starring Lindsay Lohan as Liz Taylor and Grant Bowler as Richard Burton, on Lifetime. The movie centers on the passionate love affairs and Hollywood careers that often brought Taylor and Burton together in ten different movies, including CleopatraThe Taming of the Shrew, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? — which earned Taylor a second (and final) Academy Award for Best Actress in 1966. Taylor famously married eight times, but it was Burton who got two of those tries. So it makes sense that their romance was as epic and diamond-drenched as anything Hollywood writers could have written themselves. After looking through these photos, we’re convinced Burton must have truly loved Taylor. He lived with her through crazy diets, sixties kaftans, go-go boots, and turbans. In the later years, he pushed her in a wheelchair through an airport; of course, she was swaddled in mink. To see that — and their happier, fur-free moments — click through our slideshow of the glamourous couple.