Wasn’t Burton the same?
Was she gorgeous?
I wouldn’t be surprised if Richard Burton was the one who first said,
“No matter how beautiful a woman is, someone somewhere is tired of her %$#!”
- in reference to Liz.
Burton was drunk but mannerly, polite and charming. She had strange, purple eyes and looked like she could have been very beautiful were she not drunk beyond her limits-—a staggering gait takes the bloom off beauty. She had a mean streak that was conspicuous, whereas he came across as kind. This was very close to 35 years ago.
Richard could also knock back a few. As a bobby in Nottingham, many years ago, I had the pleasure of seeing him (watching from the side of the stage) chatting with I believe, John Mills for over an hour. His sense of humour was something else!
Saw her in a well known hotel in Santa Monica a few years ago. What a MESS! I won’t say anymore!
She resembled Rosanne Barr (before Barr's cosmetic surgery), staggered, slurred her words and used foul language.
Other than that, she was a very stylish, charming matron (not!)