Thursday, November 8, 2018

23 Rare Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor from the Set of 'Cleopatra' in Rome, 1962

There are Hollywood romances, and then there are superstar romances, and no
superstar romance ever managed to cram as much scandal, star power and
unabashed sexual attraction into one gaudy package as the affair, marriage,
divorce, second marriage and second divorce of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard
Burton. Their tumultuous liaison — before the marriages and divorces —
famously began in 1962 on the set of the colossally over-budget epic,
Cleopatra. Fodder for gossip columns and tabloids, all these years later
their affair remains the gold standard for famous folks behaving badly on
movie sets.

Here's a series of photographs made on the Roman set of Cleopatra by LIFE
photographer Paul Schutzer.



Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962.



Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962.




Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962.



Richard Burton on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962.



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



Richard Burton (left) and Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 
1962.



Richard Burton (left) and Elizabeth Taylor (right, with daughter Liza) on 
the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962.



Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton with director Joseph L. Mankiewicz on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962.



Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962.



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



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



Liza and Christopher Taylor, on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962.



Elizabeth Taylor (left), with daughter Liza, and Richard Burton on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962.



Elizabeth Taylor with daughter Liza, on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962.



Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton on the set of Cleopatra, 1962.



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



Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton share a laugh on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962.



Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton share a laugh on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962.



Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962.



Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962.



Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962.



Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton share a laugh on the set of Cleopatra, Rome, 1962.



Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton on the set of "Cleopatra", 1962








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