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Liz Taylor plays with Liza, her daughter by Mike Todd, while filming <i>Cleopatra</i> in Rome in April 1962. On the set, Taylor famously fell for co-star Richard Burton, who married her and adopted Liza.

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Liz Taylor plays with Liza, her daughter by Mike Todd, while filming Cleopatra in Rome in April On the set, Taylor famously fell for co-star Richard Burton, who married her and adopted Liza.

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Paul Schutzer—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Not published in LIFE. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962

Liz Taylor and Richard Burton on the Set of ‘Cleopatra’: Rare and Classic Photos | LIFE.com

Liz Taylor and Richard Burton on the Set of 'Cleopatra': Rare and Classic Photos

On the set of 'Cleopatra': On the anniversary of the film's 1963 release, LIFE presents rare photos of Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.

Liz Taylor and Richard Burton on the Set of ‘Cleopatra’: Rare and Classic Photos | LIFE.com

Liz Taylor and Richard Burton on the Set of 'Cleopatra': Rare and Classic Photos

Liz Taylor and Richard Burton on the Set of ‘Cleopatra': Rome, 1962 photograph Paul Schutzee

Richard Burton on the set of Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor's daughter.

Richard Burton holds Elizabeth Taylor's daughter, Liza, on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962

These two were friends before both married Eddie Fisher, and said a man was not worth coming between their friendship.

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Debbie Reynolds & Elizabeth Taylor /// Now here's a hug, and I cannot recall who stole whose husband, but think it was Liz who stole what's his name from Debbie, and then left him for Richard Burton.

Taylor set of Cleopatra, Rome 1961

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Liz Taylor and Richard Burton on the Set of ‘Cleopatra’: Rare and Classic Photos | LIFE.com

Liz Taylor and Richard Burton on the Set of 'Cleopatra': Rare and Classic Photos

vintage everyday: Rare Photos of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor on the set of 'Cleopatra', Rome, 1962

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