twentieth Century Fox chairman Spyros Skouras wrote of: “the beating Burton gave her in Santo Stefano. She bought two black eyes, her nostril was off form, and it took 22 days for her to recuperate sufficient with the intention to resume filming.”
Taylor caught to the official story relayed to the press: “I used to be sleeping within the backseat of the automobile and the motive force went round a curve, and I bumped my nostril on an ashtray.”
She additionally maintained that they tried to halt the affair out of respect for Sybil, whereas admitting that her relationship with Fisher was over.
They each returned to their companions after the shoot wrapped in the summertime of 1962. Taylor was successfully separated from Fisher however he would not grant her a divorce till March 1964. Nevertheless, she had already been reunited with Burton on one other movie, The VIPs, the place their affair reignited in early 1963.
Sybil petitioned for divorce on the grounds of “abandonment and merciless and inhumane therapy” in December. Three months later Burton and Taylor married in Montreal.
Burton died at simply 58 in 1984, and Taylor later mentioned: “I used to be nonetheless head over heels in love with him the day he died. I believe he nonetheless beloved me, too.”