Elizabeth Taylor: The volatile, violet-eyed actress may have never made the transition from child star to Hollywood legend but for her mother who forced her to keep making movies when she wanted to quit at 16. Growing up on camera took it's toll, as did Liz Taylor's notoriously chequered love life. At her prime, she was experimenting with drugs and alcohol but it was after actor Richard Burton ended the infamous affair, condemned by the Vatican, between them in 1962 that Taylor reportedly attempted suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills.
The Cleopatra actress was later famously quoted as saying that she "needed to get away".
Even more famously, she eventually married Richard Burton – twice.