60 Vintage Photos of Old Hollywood Stars on Their Honeymoon – Town & Country

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Including Liz Taylor and Mike Todd’s tropical escape.
Marrying the love of your life shouldn’t be followed by any old vacation—especially when you’re a celebrity and used to the glitz and glamour that comes with stardom. While, sure, some of these famous marriages ended in heartache—and often dramatic, messy divorces—that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t look back at the happy times. Here, rare photos that offer a peek inside the most lavish Old Hollywood honeymoons—from Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher’s tropical escape to Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio’s Japanese getaway.

Two of the most talked-about stars of the ’20s, Pickford and Fairbanks, travel by ship on their European honeymoon. Here they are docked in London.
Lord Mountbatten—a.k.a. Prince Philip’s uncle—and his bride Edwina headed to New York for their honeymoon aboard an ocean liner called “Majestic.”
Queen Elizabeth’s parents (Prince Albert, later King George VI, and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later the Queen Elizabeth) were married in 1923. They honeymooned in Polesden Lacy, an estate in Great Bookham, England.
Suitcase in hand, the American screen star and his actress wife arrive in Rome for their honeymoon. They got married on February 9 in London.
Four decades before he was President, Reagan was an actor and married future Academy Award-winner Jane Wyman. Here, they play ping pong at the El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs.
The actress and artist spent their honeymoon in the White Mountains in New Hampshire, after making a stop in Mexico City for a little R&R first.
A few years before she took the throne, then-Princess Elizabeth married the Duke of Edinburgh. Here, they walk through the leaves outside the Broadlands Estate, an English country house where they spent their honeymoon.
The automobile heir and tire heiress enjoy the waves at Cambridge Beaches in Bermuda.
After her fourth wedding, the actress and her socialite husband touch down in England for their honeymoon.
After saying “I do” in the Santa Francesca Romana church in Rome, the actor and actress hit the Italian Alps in Cervinia.
An 18-year-old Taylor celebrates her wedding to the hotel heir—which was hailed as the Hollywood social event of the year—by honeymooning in London.
The actress and businessman taste a celebratory cake, while aboard the S.S. United States on their way to Europe for their honeymoon.
While in Capri, Italy, the starlet looks glamorous in a tunic and sandals in the sun.
You can probably guess by the actor and model’s tropical shirts and leis where they honeymooned: beautiful Hawaii, of course.
Here, the happy couple sits by the water in paradise, following their wedding on a ranch near Solvang, California.
Following their nuptials, actors Barrymore and Wilcox traveled to the sunny shores of Miami Beach, where they stayed at the Sherry-Frontenac Hotel.
A private moment between the singer and actress was caught on camera, while they stroll along a Miami beach hand in hand.
Another major Hollywood couple to tie the knot in the 1951, these two honeymooned in the Big Apple. Here, they arrive at their hotel suite at the famous Waldorf Astoria.
Cameras catch Taylor and Wilding leaving the Berkeley Hotel in London. They were en route to continue their honeymoon in Paris.
The future President and First Lady are all smiles on their honeymoon in Phoenix, Arizona, where they stayed at the legendary Biltmore Hotel.
While at the iconic La Quinta resort in Palm Springs, the actress and her husband take a stroll outside their room on the desert grounds.
The starlet celebrated her first marriage with a trip to Rome. Here, Hepburn and Ferrer stand in the garden of the Villa Rolli in Albano.
Monroe and DiMaggio traveled all the way to Japan for their honeymoon. The actress and baseball player are seen here sightseeing and visiting a string of beached sailboats.
These newlyweds didn’t have much time to relax on their honeymoon in Las Vegas—Damone had a singing gig booked there at a resort hotel during the same time.
Fisher and Reynolds hit the Sunshine State after their 1955 nuptials at a resort in the Catskill Mountains. Later in the day, they went water-skiing.
The royal and her new husband take in some rays on the shore of Lake Garda in Northern Italy.
The actress-turned-royal and her husband took a 7-week cruise around the Mediterranean on the Deo Juvante II following their royal wedding in Monaco.
While in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the couple shares a romantic dance.
Two years after their 1954 nuptials, these two performers finally went on their honeymoon. Here, they pose outside the Church of Trinità dei Monti in Rome.
In what she later called her “happiest” marriage, Taylor and her film producer husband journeyed to Acapulco, Mexico for their honeymoon.


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