03/23/2011 07:47 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor: Remembering The World's Most Famous Divorcee

Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away Wednesday of a congestive heart failure, was known as much for her on-screen roles as she was for her off-screen marriages--eight, in total.

The two time Oscar winner's love life was a constant source of tabloid fodder throughout her decades-long career, from her first husband, Conrad “Nicky” Hilton, in 1951, to her last, construction worker Larry Fortensky, in 1991. When they divorced in 1997, she vowed never to marry again.

"I'm not going to join a nunnery," she once said. "I said I'm through with marriage, but I'm not through with men – that wouldn't be realistic."

Taylor's passion for love was championed by her son, Michael Wilding, who said in a statement: "My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love."

Here, a look back at her seven loves.

Elizabeth Taylor's Husbands