In the 1960s and 1970s, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were an ongoing sensation, the first great couple of the modern tabloid era. Their union was born on the set of "Cleopatra" and over the next 14 years they courted, married, divorced, rewed, and split again.
The public was in constant fascination and couldn't get enough while the media was in constant frenzy over the Burtons. Their relationship was all about love, money, alcohol, sex, fights, films, children, jewels, fame and richness. Day by day, week after week, they were in the headlines and on the cover of every magazine in the world.
It seemed that their off-screen life was far more interesting than their films. But it's their films that stood the test of time and today the public enjoys watching again "Cleopatra", "The Sandpiper", "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf", "The Taming of the Shrew" or "Boom"... — The Burtons