Today in style icon birth anniversaries: Richard Burton, the great Welsh actor who was once Hollywood’s highest-paid star, though now remembered mostly for his turbulent marriages – yes, plural – to Elizabeth Taylor.

Richard Burton emerges from a Jaguar E-Type in the UK in 1974

Here he emerges from a Jaguar E-Type on the set of the TV movie remake of Brief Encounter in the UK in 1974, in which he co-starred with Sophia Loren.

Obviously he had great taste in women as well as cars….