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On July 4, 1973, American film actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) issued the following press release: "I am convinced it would be a good and constructive idea if Richard [Burton] and I separated ...

Elizabeth Taylor: The Edith Head Necklace

Mr. Burton & Miss Taylor.  My mother & I saw them in "Private Lives" and loved it.

There had been speculation Taylor, pictured in would be buried with her ex-husband Richard Burton in Switzerland

Child star: Taylor was groomed for stardom by her domineering mother Sara, pictured here together in 1937

The brutal mother who forced Liz Taylor to cry on cue... and drove her into the arms of a wife-beater