Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were married - twice - and played Anthony and Cleopatra in a lavish film version of the torid romance

In pictures: the world's most famous couples

As Valentine's Day approaches we look at some of the most famous couples in history.

Some matches were made in heaven and for others it was fatal attraction - see if you agree with out most romantic pairings.

King Edward abdicated so he could marry divorcee and American socialite Wallis Simpson

5. Tough choice

King Edward abdicated so he could marry divorcee and American socialite Wallis Simpson
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Errol Flynn as Robin Hood and Olivia De Havilland as Maid Marian in The Adventures of Robin Hood. Off screen, there was little love lost between the two stars,

6. Cupid's arrow

Errol Flynn as Robin Hood and Olivia De Havilland as Maid Marian in The Adventures of Robin Hood. Off screen, there was little love lost between the two stars,
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Leonardo Di Caprio and Clare Danes played Shakespeare's doomed lovers in the film of Romeo and Juliet

7. Oh, Romeo, Romeo

Leonardo Di Caprio and Clare Danes played Shakespeare's doomed lovers in the film of Romeo and Juliet
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Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw are the hero and heroine of Emily Bronte's brooding Wuthering Heights. The love story also inspired a Kate Bush song.

8. Clash of the titans

Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw are the hero and heroine of Emily Bronte's brooding Wuthering Heights. The love story also inspired a Kate Bush song.
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