Most of us will remember Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away today at 79, by her many great roles or the work she did for numerous charitable causes. But she'll also be remembered for walking down the aisle seven times over the course of her life. With the help of LIFE.com's archives, here's a little look at some of the happiest days of Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Burton Warner Fortensky's life.
"Liz and Nicky [Hilton] exit their 1950 wedding. Her studio, MGM, capitalizes on the huge event by scheduling Taylor's movie Father of the Bride to open one month later." [Image via Ed Clark/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images/LIFE.com]
"The 18-year-old actress, wearing a $1,500 satin wedding gown given to her as a gift by MGM studios, meets photographers after her 1950 wedding to hotel heir Conrad 'Nicky' Hilton." [Image via Ed Clark/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images/LIFE.com]
"March 15, 1964, nine days after her split from Eddie Fisher: Taylor, divorced three times and widowed once, looks hopeful in yellow chiffon and floral headdress, before marrying her Cleopatra costar Richard Burton in Montreal. [Image via Hulton Archive/Getty Images/LIFE.com]
"Taylor lovingly offers her hotel-heir husband [Nicky Hilton] a slice of cake at their lavish reception. The couple honeymoon not at a Hilton property, but at the famed Villa d'Este, on Italy's Lake Como." [Image via Keystone/Getty Images/LIFE.com]
"'This, to me, is the beginning of a happy ending,' Taylor tells fans of her marriage to [second husband Michael] Wilding." [Image via Ron Burton/Getty Images/LIFE.com]