They married a little over a year after Todd’s death.
The Taylor-Fisher marriage lasted 5 years—when Liz moved on to actor Richard Burton before the divorce and just after they had begun adoption proceedings for their daughter.
"In any relationship, you don't know what goes on behind closed doors. And even they have two different versions of events. " Despite the glare of publicity, Kate's childhood memories are sunny.
She lived with her mother in New York, and went to the United Nations school, along with the children of George C Scott, Christopher Plummer, and Malcolm X.
But after Burton allegedly began drinking again, the remarriage soon turned sour and they ended it less than a year later There has not been a ninth husband yet for Elizabeth Taylor, but the celebrity rumor mill is announcing that she is engaged to Janet Jackson’s manager, the well-established, a purportedly gay, Jason Winters.
I arrive at London's Playhouse Theatre, where she is appearing in Chekhov's Three Sisters alongside Kristin Scott Thomas and Madeleine Worrall, to be met by an anxious company manager. She has mainstream movies such as Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful, Woody Allen's Celebrity, and Ang Lee's The Ice Storm under her belt.
She is warm and friendly, with a loud, throaty laugh.
But she is also every inch the sharp, smart New Yorker, and I suspect she is used to exerting a firm control over meetings such as this.
Eddie had been a close friend of Liz’s late husband Michael Todd, and apparently in the midst of consoling the bereaving Liz, the two grew extremely close.
By contrast, Kate has been happily married to the theatre producer Michael Ritchie for 19 years, and they have two children, Charlotte, five, and Morgan, 15. Kate's younger sister, Jessica, is severely autistic and lives in an institution in the US. "But I'm incredibly grateful, and so was Dad, that earned so much money that, if the rest of us went up in a puff of smoke tomorrow, Jessica would still get the very best care." Alcohol abuse has also taken its toll on the family.
Richard Burton was a notorious alcoholic; Kate's maternal grandfather and stepfather, Jordan Christopher also drank.
"There are two Starbucks on this street," she says, irritated.
Determined jaw line, piercing, blue-green gaze – this has to be Richard Burton's daughter.