For the latter half of the 1960s and the 1970s Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood's golden couple, the most glamourous people on the planet.
We are now, after Taylor's death, set to learn the intimate details of their relationship as Burton's diaries are set to be published and in his own lyrical Welsh style, the actor details Taylor and his tempestuous relationship, which ended in divorce before remarriage.
The actor divorced from Taylor for the second time in 1976, and died in 1984.
According to Hollywood.com, a 1968 entry states: "I have been inordinately lucky all my life but the greatest luck of all has been Elizabeth. She has turned me into a model man but not a prig, she is a wildly exciting lover-mistress, she is shy and witty, she is nobody's fool.
"She is a brilliant actress, she is beautiful beyond the dreams of pornography, she can be arrogant and wilful, she is clement and loving. She is Sunday's child, she can tolerate my impossibilities and my drunkenness, she is an ache in the stomach when I am away from her and she loves me."
He continued: "She is the prospectus that can never be entirely catalogued, an almanac for poor Richard. And I shall love her forever."
The Hollywood legend is quite the romantic, but there was a dark side to their relationship as he was at the time almost as famous for his drinking and womanising as for being one of the most celebrated actors of his generation. Taylor herself could embody the same flaws.
A film documenting their relationship starring Lindsay Lohan, is in production.
The full diaries are due to be published on October 12.
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