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.

Humphry Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in arguably one of the most romantic films of all time - Casablanca. Bogart played bar owner Rick and Bergman was Elsa, the love of his life who was married to a freedom fighter.

1. Of all the gin joints in all the world

Humphry Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in arguably one of the most romantic films of all time - Casablanca. Bogart played bar owner Rick and Bergman was Elsa, the love of his life who was married to a freedom fighter.
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Emma Hamilton was the lover of Lord Nelson

2. All the nice girls

Emma Hamilton was the lover of Lord Nelson
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Clark Gable as Rhett Butler and Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind

3. Frankly my dear

Clark Gable as Rhett Butler and Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind
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Lord Nelson ws so devoted to his mistress, Emma Hamilton, that he demanded the country supported her after his death

4. True love

Lord Nelson ws so devoted to his mistress, Emma Hamilton, that he demanded the country supported her after his death
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