Elizabeth Taylor, one of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars, reportedly led a promiscuous private life, despite seven husbands. She allegedly bedded John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, both of whom went on to become presidents of the United States, according to a shocking new tell-all book.
Authors Danforth Prince and Darwin Potter claim they spent years tracking down rumors about the “Cleopatra” star’s steamy romances for their book., “Elizabeth Taylor: There is Nothing Like a Dame.”
Taylor died in March last year at 79, bringing to a close another chapter in the Golden Age of Hollywood. She began her career as a child star in movies such as “National Velvet,” which made her a star at the age of 12. She was surrounded by powerful men, who desired her, her entire life.
One of those men was Ronald Reagan. At the time, he was an up-and-coming actor under contract to Warner Brothers. Taylor was still a teen when he invited her over to his house for dinner. He was 36 at the time.
Liz was reportedly enamored by the actor. “Reagan was treating me like a grown woman, and that thrilled me,” she reportedly said.
“We sat on his sofa and I could tell he wanted to get it on but he seemed reluctant to make the first move. I became the aggressor. After a heavy make-out session on the sofa, we went into the bedroom,” the book reads.
Taylor had a voracious appetite for sex. She allegedly went skinny dipping with Kennedy at a private party and ended up in a menage a trois JFK and Robert Stack, best known for his role as Elliot Ness in the television series “The Untouchables.”
But Liz didn’t stop there. She also reportedly had affairswith Peter Lawford, who went on to marry JFK’s sister Patricia Kennedy, Errol Flynn, Tony Curtis, Paul Newman and Frank Sinatra.
Taylor got married for the first time to Conrad “Nicky” Hilton, of hotel fame in 1950 when she was 18. She was only married for a year before she divorced him. Two years later she married Director Michael Wilding, who was 20 years older. Within a year of divorcing him, she married Michael Todd, who was killed in a plane crash.
She went on to marry singer Eddie Fisher (1959–1964); Richard Burton twice, ending in 1976; Virginia Sen. John Warner (1976-82) and rehab partner Larry Fortensky (1991-1996).