Elizabeth Taylor Shares Love Letters in Vanity Fair As much as we love Brangelina gossip and Jay-Z and Beyonce chatter, it never hurts to consider the archetype. And it's hard to argue the two-marriage, two-divorce, two-decade romance between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton qualifies as anything less than the original celebrity "it" couple.

Illustrating that truism is the new issue of Vanity Fair, boasting excerpts from 'Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century,' a new book by Nancy Schoenberger and Sam Kashner. The magazine feature, titled 'A Love Too Big To Last,' is notable for its inclusion of portions of honest, raw love letters from Burton to Taylor.

In one bleedingly-honest segment, Burton wrote: "You must know, of course, how much I love you. You must know, of course, how badly I treat you. But the fundamental and most vicious, swinish, murderous and unchangeable fact is that we totally misunderstand each other ... we operate on alien wave lengths ... I love you and I always will. Come back to me as soon as you can."