Unseen pics of Burton, Taylor to feature in new book

Updated: Jul 25, 2010, 14:06 PM IST

London: Rare and unseen pictures of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor are set to feature in a new book chronicling their turbulent love life.

Burton was from a Welsh-speaking, working class background whereas Taylor was born to an American arts dealer and a former actress in London.

He first wooed Taylor while filming the last of the great sword-and-sandal epics, Cleopatra, in 1962.

Both tied the knot but soon began a very public affair, reports the Daily Express.

Their saga included two marriages, two divorces and a series of films that highlighted their magnetic attraction, whether as the bitter Martha and George in ‘Who’s Afraid Of ­Virginia Woolf,’ or Petruchio and Katharina in ‘The Taming Of The Shrew.’