During the filming of the movie “Cleopatra,” co-stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s passion rivaled the legendary lovers they were portraying on screen. When the director called, “Cut!” the pair did not stop kissing. These were the early 1960s, and when the two married, it was the “marriage of the century.”
Burton was the leading lady’s fifth husband. But after ten years, the couple called it quits. Burton was incredibly hurt and spammed her with love letters, begging her to return. She did. They married and divorced again. It lasted mere months, and they stayed friends for the rest of their lives.
Pattie Boyd and Eric Clapton
One of the most famous scandals in the music industry belongs to singer Eric Clapton and model Pattie Boyd. When the two first met in 1970, Pattie Boyd was already involved in a romantic affair with no other than George Harrison. Yes, Beatle Geroge Harrison (who was also Clapton's friend).
On 27 March 1979, Clapton and Boyd were married in Tucson, Arizona, and stuck together for almost a decade. The beautiful British model and photographer was the inspiration behind some of the greatest love songs Clapton wrote, such as "Wonderful Tonight" and "Layla." Apparently, they both remained close friends with George Harrison.
Elvis and Priscilla Presley
There is no need to introduce the King of Rock 'n Roll and his exquisite better half. The two got married in 1967, and just six years later, they were already divorced. Their short marriage didn't stop them from being one of the most famous couples in the entertainment industry.
He was everything every woman wanted, and she was a young and innocent girl who had to cope with a lot of heartaches and a lot of public shaming. Priscilla became a movie star in her own right, and Elvis remained the greatest of them all, even after he passed away.
Sonny and Cher
Legendary Cher met charming Sonny while he was spending his days working for Phil Spector, a well-known music producer. In the early days, it wasn't exactly a Cinderella story as Sonny initially didn't recognize her talent and offered her a housekeeping position. Cher couldn't refuse as her big dream was the music industry.
Within no time, they became the most recognized couple in the entertainment industry during the 1960s and 1970s. In the late 1970s, the two had a very public and ugly divorce with custody issues over their child. The two are best known for their heartwarming duet. "I've Got You, Babe."
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart
Not only did Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart bring to the movie industry some of the greatest films that were made in the last century, but they also contributed their own love affair in the home movie aptly titled "Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart," which had its own dramatic moments.
Humphrey shone in "Casablanca," and Bacall was known for her provocative roles. The two had a 20-year difference between them. However, they didn't let it come in the way of their true love. In 1957 the two were separated by Bogart's devastating death; however, their legendary romance lives until this day.