Liza Todd is the daughter of movie superstar Elizabeth Taylor and the late theatrical impresario/movie producer Mike Todd, their only child and the last child born to Taylor. (After going through a difficult premature labor and giving birth to Liza by cesarean section, Mike Todd had the doctors sterilize his wife.) Born on August 6, 1957, Elizabeth Frances Todd never knew her father, who died in a plane crash on March 22, 1958.
Liza Todd’s stepfathers were the pop singer Eddie Fisher, the movie actor Richard Burton, U.S. Senator John Warner and Larry Fortensky. Her “real” father, in the sense of the closeness the two shared, was her second stepdad, Richard Burton, who adopted her.