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Image: William Lovelace/Evening Standard/Getty Images

Elizabeth Taylor’s long, rich career in entertainment makes her one of Hollywood’s biggest legends. Aside from her talent, she was also admired for her incredible good looks. Perhaps for this reason, her romantic life was always on the front page of the tabloids, and the star became quickly known as Hollywood’s most formidable man-eater, working her way through eight marriages. Here, then, are just 20 of the men who became entranced by those famous violet eyes…

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Image: John Irving

20. Marshall Thompson

When Elizabeth Taylor turned 16, fans may have started wondering who was going to be picked as her first public chaperone or date. But the decision wasn’t up to Taylor but rather her studio, MGM, who picked the young actor Marshall Thompson. And not only does Thompson hold the title for Taylor’s first date, but he was also her first kiss.

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Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

19. Robert Taylor

Indeed, it didn’t take long for Taylor to start breaking hearts all over Hollywood. Robert Taylor, her co-star and on-screen love interest in films Conspirator and Ivanhoe, once said of her, “She was only 17 years old and I certainly wasn’t going to try to seduce her… I might have tried a few years later.”

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