Serial Monogamists: Celebs Married 8 Times Or More

Bonnie Lee Bakley – 10 Marriages

This “celebrity” name might not ring a bell because her biggest claim to fame was being allegedly murdered by husband/actor Robert Blake, charges of which he was acquitted by a jury. However, Bakley did appear in two Hollywood movies, Turk 182! and Radio Days, although her performances were not credited. None of her former husbands was as famous as Blake and she had four children when she died in 2001 in Studio City, California at age 45. Also noteworthy is that she was divorced only once and five marriages in a row were annulled. Since her MO was bilking rich guys out their money by lying and scheming, the five annulments in seven years is believable.
Bonnie Lee Bakley – 10 Marriages

Zsa Zsa Gabor – 9 Marriages

After winning the title of Miss Hungary in 1929, and failing to be old enough to compete for the Miss World title, Gabor embarked upon a journey that made her one of the country’s first personalities that was called a “celebrity” for fairly ambiguous reasons. She was an actress who played mostly forgettable supporting roles for many years but along the way kept herself in the spotlight so well that by the ’60s, she only appeared as herself in movies. A large part of Gabor’s notoriety was based on her multiple marriages including a 5 year union with world famous hotelier Conrad Hilton and 5 years wed to iconic actor George Sanders, who was also once married to her sister Magda Gabor.
Zsa Zsa Gabor – 9 Marriages

Jennifer O’Neill – 9 Marriages

 
Jennifer O’Neill – 9 Marriages

Elizabeth Taylor – 8 Marriages

Despite her eight marriages – twice to Richard Burton – Taylor’s fans were among the most understanding and forgiving. She was a fresh-faced innocent when she married Conrad (Nicky) Hilton, Jr. when she was 18 and he was 24, a union that lasted barely more than 6 months. A year later she married actor Michael Wilding, whom she split with 5 years later to marry celebrated theater/film producer Mike Todd. Todd perished in a crash of his private plane the following year. The next year Taylor wed singer Eddie Fisher, which began yet another 5-year relationship that voraciously fed tabloid headlines. Next up was celebrated actor of stage and screen Richard Burton, married to Taylor from 1964 to 1974, divorced, and married again from 1975 to 1976. Taylor married politician John Warner in 1976 and divorced him in 1982. After a 9 year hiatus, Taylor married her final husband, construction worker Larry Fortensky. They split in 1996.
Elizabeth Taylor – 8 Marriages

Mickey Rooney – 8 Marriages

Rooney began his acting career at 7 years old and went on to make 43 movies between ages 15 and 25, often sharing the screen with idols such as Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. His first marriage at age 22 was to alluring actress Ava Gardner. Wedded bliss was short; they divorced a year later. The next year, in 1944, he married former Miss Alabama and singer B.J. Baker, with whom he had two children. After their marriage broke up in 1948, Rooney married two actresses back-to-back, Martha Vickers for 2 years, followed by Elaine Devry for 6 years. His next marriage to Carolyn Mitchell ended in her death 8 years later. Marge Lane was Mrs. Rooney from 1966 to 1967, Carolyn Hockett held the position from 1969 to 1975, and when Rooney died this year at age 93, he’d been married to singer Jan Chamberlain for 36 years. Apparently, persistence paid off.
Mickey Rooney – 8 Marriages

Lana Turner – 8 Marriages

Dubbed the “Sweater Girl” for her form fitting clothes that highlighted her voluptuous figure, Turner was one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses of the ’40s and ’50s. She was married 8 times, twice to actor Joseph Stephen Crane, with whom she had a daughter, Cheryl, who at age 14 stabbed to death her mother’s mobster boyfriend Johnny Stompanato to defend Turner during a violent fight at their home. Turner was briefly married to musician Artie Shaw before Crane and her next five husbands included Tarzan portrayer Lex Barker as well as infamous shyster Ronald Dante aka Ronald Pellar, Turner’s last husband. In her memoirs, Turner revealed Dante stole around $100,000 worth of jewelry from her and bilked her out of about $35K cash.
Lana Turner – 8 Marriages

Larry King – 8 Marriages

Larry King is one of the most recognizable news figures of this century and is almost as famous for his string of marriages as he is for his unorthodox interviewing techniques. He married his high school sweetheart at age 18 but her parents had the union annulled the next year. Almost 10 years later, he married Annette Kaye and had a son with her. That marriage didn’t last even a year and King quickly wed Playboy Bunny Alene Akins. They divorced two years later and King married Mickey Stuphin. She divorced him in 1967 and he married Akins again and had another child. Five years later, he was back in divorce court. After four years being single, King married Sharon Lepore, a production assistant and math teacher. They split seven years later and after a six year break, he married business woman Julie Alexander. They divorced three years later. In 1997, 38-year-old singer/actress Shawn Southwick became King’s seventh wife. They had two kids together but both filed for divorce in 2010. That dissolution is pending among sightings of the two together and rumors of reconciliation.
Larry King – 8 Marriages