A new biography of the late Richard Burton
has revealed the Hollywood actor had an affair with Marilyn Monroe
. Burton's affair with Elizabeth Taylor
- who he went on to marry - has been well documented but it is now claimed the star first cheated on his wife Sybil Williams with Monroe.
The book titled Richard Burton: Prince of Players
was written by the actor's former publicist Michael Munn who insists Burton's liaison with the Gentleman Prefer Blondes
star occurred at the beginning of his career - before he met Taylor on the set of Cleopatra
Penny Juror, who has also written a biography of Burton, insists there could definitely be truth to the rumors.
She says, "I think any affair Burton might have had is credible. He was very promiscuous. He made it a rule to try and conquer any leading lady that he had in the early days. Clearly Marilyn Monroe would have been a target for him because she was the sex symbol of Hollywood at the time."
Munn also details an affair Burton is said to have conducted with Lana Turner
- his co-star in 1955 movie The Rains of Ranchipur.
Burton divorced Williams in 1963 and went on to marry four more times - twice to Elizabeth Taylor - before his death in 1984.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)