Elizabeth Taylor – Family, Family Tree

by Jessica Sara

Few actresses in Hollywood have made history with their acting prowess and box office success equalling  their tumultuous and unconventional personal life. Let’s say Late Elizabeth Taylor. Starting her prolific film career at an age when kids learn grammar and language, Liz Taylor made a successful switchover to adult roles.


With two Academy awards and several nominations to her credit, she won critical acclaim for her performances. However, her long spanning illnesses and 8 marriages also hogged headlines along with the movies.

Taylor –Family Profile

Here is the family profile of Elizabeth Taylor.

Taylor Parents- Francis Lenn Taylor and Sara Sothern

Both her parents were American citizens staying in London. Her mother Sara was a stage actress and the acting genes were passed on to the daughter.

Taylor Siblings- Howard Taylor 

Elizabeth Taylor had one sibling named Howard who was born in 1929.

Elizabeth Taylor’s Spouses

Elizabeth Taylor was a much married actress, which was both a matter of public and media speculation. She married 8 times and had 7 husbands. One of them, she married twice. Taylor stated once in an interview that she married so many times because she believed in the concept of love consummating in matrimony.

Conrad Hilton: May 6,1950 – January 29, 1951


When Liz was just a damsel of 18 years and was making transition to adult roles, she married Conrad Hilton, a young hotel heir. The abusive nature and gambling led to a miscarriage and divorce within 1 year.

Michael Wilding: February 21, 1952 – January 26, 1957


Her second husband was 20 years senior to Taylor. However, this marriage also did not work and Taylor later said that she was the one to be blamed here.

Michael Todd: February 2, 1957 – March 22, 1958


He was the only husband in Taylor’s life who did not file for divorce. The famous film producer died in a plane crash in 1958. Taylor had one child with him.

Eddie Fisher: May 12, 1959 – March 6, 1964


Taylor’s marriage to Eddie Fisher caused more controversy as compared to the previous ones, since he was already a married man. The former wife of Fisher, Debbie Reynolds later came to terms with it and Taylor worked with her too. The marriage however lasted for only 5 years.

Richard Burton: March 15, 1964 – June 26, 1974 and October 10, 1975 – July 29, 1976


Richard Burton was a co-actor with whom Taylor worked in some of the memorable and Oscar winning movies. Their affair drew criticism from the Vatican and the couple married twice. Both times, the marriage ended in a quick divorce.

John Warner: December 4, 1976 – November 7, 1982


Taylor sought refuge in conjugal life once more when she tied the knot with Warner, a Republican senator from Virginia. This marriage lasted for 6 years and after the divorce, Taylor went into rehab.

Larry Fortensky: October 6, 1991 – October 31, 1996


The last husband of Elizabeth Taylor was Fortensky. The couple tied the knot at pop icon Michael Jackson’s property Neverland Ranch. This marriage also lasted for just 5 years.

Children of Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor had 4 children from 8 marriages.

  • Michael Howard (born January 6, 1953)
  • Christopher Edward (born February 27, 1955)

She had both Michael and Christopher with Michael Wilding.

  • Elizabeth Frances “Liza” (born August 6, 1957) whom she had with Michael Todd.
  • Maria (born August 1, 1961) and adopted by Richard Burton later.

Successors of Elizabeth Taylor

When she passed away in 2011, Taylor had 10 grandchildren as well as four great-grandchildren.

Taylor Family Net worth

The net worth of Elizabeth Taylor is approximately $600 million currently.