Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift lovers? Debbie Reynolds says it’s “obvious” they had been intimate
Can you imagine what beautiful babies these two movie icons could have made?
So we all know that Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift became lifelong BFFs while filming the classic 1951 film A Place in the Sun in which they are both so achingly beautiful I could cry.
Clift was gay so it made sense how he and Taylor could remain so close throughout her many marriages in the 50s and 60s.
But they were apparently closer than we realized.
‘Even though Monty had boyfriends as well as girlfriends, it was obvious that he and Elizabeth had been intimate,’ Debbie Reynolds writes in her new memoir Unsinkable.
‘Elizabeth could seduce any man, gay or straight,’ writes Reynolds whose first husband, Eddie Fisher, famously left her in 1958 to be with a newly-widowed Taylor.
Reyn0lds was at a fateful party at Taylor’s house in 1956 that changed Clift’s life forever.
She writes that she watched as Taylor and Clift ‘laughed and giggled while making out in the water in front of all of us.’
The night later turned tragic when Clift crashed his car while leaving the home of Taylor and her then-husband Michael Wilding.
Taylor ran from the house to the crash scene.
‘Elizabeth stuck her hand in his mouth, felt the back of his throat where some of his teeth had become lodged after being knocked out and pulled them out to prevent him from choking,’ writes Reynolds. ‘He might have died if she hadn’t come to his aid.’