After five years of marriage, Elizabeth Taylor divorced Michael Wilding and married the American film producer Mike Todd in 1957. It was to be her only marriage that didn’t end in divorce, as Mike Todd died in 1958 when his private jet crashed. Many say Todd was the great love of Elizabeth’s life and that she would have stayed married to him until the end. Their wedding was an intimate affair in Acapulco, where Elizabeth Taylor wore a light, hooded organza dress.
The birth in London of actress Elizabeth Taylor on this day 27th February, 1932. Her first success was in the 1944 film National Velvet. She played the title role in Cleopatra and married her co-star Richard Burton twice.