This Day in Groovy History: The (First) Wedding of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

British film stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton at their first wedding in Montreal, Canada. They married twice, but both marriages ended in divorce. (Photo by William Lovelace/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

On this day, March 15, back in 1964, Hollywood superstars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton exchanged their wedding vows – for the first time; they would do it again later – at the glamorous Ritz-Carlton in Montreal. Their wedding came after a scandalous love affair between the two stars and Cleopatra co-stars, a love affair that made headlines in gossip tabloids around the world. Let’s take a look back at the (first) wedding of Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.