Tragic Love Story Of Mike Todd & Elizabeth Taylor, Just When She Thought She Had Found True Love

Date December 20, 2017

When certain people hear others talk about love stories, they imagine a tragic and gruesome end, like the famous Romeo and Juliet love story, written by William Shakespeare.

Again, some others are of the opinion that love is a pain. Beautiful but painful! They say it’s either someone leaves or someone dies. Elizabeth Taylor and Mike Todd’s love story may not have been as gruesome as the fictional love bird tale of Romeo and Juliet, but it sure was tragic, with no happy ending.


Her Story

On the 2nd of February, 1957, in Mexico, Elizabeth and Todd exchanged marital vows; it was the third marriage for both of them. Elizabeth, who started her career as a child actress, prior to her marriage to Mike Todd, was first married to Conrad Hilton at the age of 18, and it ended in less than a year.

In less than a year from then, she married her second husband, Micheal WIlding, in 1952. The marriage lasted for five years and was blessed with two kids, Michael and Christopher, before it ended in 1957.

Already becoming famous for her numerous marriages, it was no news when she married Mike Todd the same year she divorced her second husband.

Todd's Story

Michael "Mike" Todd was an American film producer who was and is still known for his 1956 production of “Around the World in 80 Days.” The film bagged him an Academy Award for best picture.


Mike was first married to Bertha Freshman, which lasted for a whopping 19 years. In 1947, just a year after his divorce from Freshman, he married his second wife, Joan Blondell, and it lasted for three years.

An End To Their Love Story

In 1957, Todd fell in love and married Elizabeth Taylor. They were so in love that people close to the actress said its the happiest they’ve seen her. Just a year after, their love story came to a tragic end when Mike on board his private plane, named “Lucky Liz’s,” died in a tragic accident, leaving behind his wife and daughter Liza. Todd happens to be the only husband Elizabeth Taylor didn’t divorce.


On March 23, 2011, Elizabeth died of congestive heart failure. But prior to her death, she described Mike Todd as the love of her life.

Would Mike and Taylor’s love story survive the test of time if he wasn’t in an accident? Would they have grown old together, or would their story have had a happy ending? Guess we’ll never know.

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Elizabeth Taylor Love Story