It's hard to say enough about Elizabeth Taylor. We would refer you to the latest film chronicling her life, Liz and Dick, but we heard it sucks. So, here is a quick summary instead. Besides being a bona fide legend from Hollywood's Golden Age (she pretty much symbolizes that whole time period), Taylor got married pretty often—eight times to be exact. Her most famous husband, Richard Burton, was also her co-star in 11 different films, including Cleopatra, where their romance began, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

Before becoming known for her strange best friendship with Michael Jackson later in life, Taylor won two Academy Awards and made eradicating AIDS her mission.