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Elizabeth Taylor Eight Times a Hen

Posted by Hay Brunsdon on February 11 2014.

One of the most glamorous stars of the Hollywood Golden Age, Elizabeth Taylor was an icon on screen and off. She was one of the world’s most famous film stars and she made a beautiful bride – not once but eight times. Her first wedding dress was sold earlier this year for a staggering £122,000 at auction, far exceeding its £30,000 estimate and showing she can still make headline news.

Elizabeth Taylor

The dress was worn by Elizabeth at her first wedding to Conrad ‘Nicky’ Hilton (Paris Hilton’s great uncle in case you’re wondering) when she was just 18 years old in 1950. The marriage lasted less than nine months and she was crushed when it ended in divorce, but Elizabeth was never disillusioned by the idea of marriage and went on to marry a further seven times. She even married the same man Richard Burton twice – a serious amount of making up must have gone on there! Her weddings were lavish affairs costing millions of dollars, however, not all of her husbands were rich and famous movie stars. Her last husband who she met in rehab was a builder called Larry Fortensky. Despite his humble roots (and dependency on narcotics) they married at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch and she shelled out 2.5 million dollars (4 million by today’s standards) for the ceremony.

Elizabeth TaylorBy our calculations, Elizabeth Taylor was eight times a hen or “bachelorette” at the ages of 18, 20, 25, 27, 32, 43, 44 and 59. Although she probably didn’t have hen parties as we know them today, it has made us wonder how she celebrated the days before each of her weddings, how she handled her nerves before her big days or how she would have celebrated them were she alive today.

Would she have preferred an adrenalin fuelled mountain boarding party? Or maybe she would have flexed her culinary skills in one of our sushi making parties. She would have the chance to try a few of ours that’s for sure, she may even have become a repeat customer!

Whatever your age, be it 18, 32 or 59 there is definitely a hen party out there for you and we are sure we’ve got yours covered. If you fancy being a cheerleader for the day, no problem. If you want to try your hand at kayaking, no problem. Or if relaxing in style at a luxurious spa is more up your street than we’ve got you covered too. Whatever floats your boat, we’re sure we got something for you.

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Elizabeth and Hilton 

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