During the Sixties and Seventies, the Kalizma was the venue for many glamorous parties. And now that it belongs to the inimitable Ms Aniston, it can once again look forward to hosting a few A-list soirees
Photo: Rex
Click on photos to enlarge

Brad is said to have paid 3 million for the vessel
Photo: Alphapress.com

20 JULY 2004

Click here to send this news item to a friend

Brad Pitt has bought his wife Jennifer Aniston a piece of Hollywood history - the yacht once owned by Richard Burton and silver screen goddess Elizabeth Taylor.

The 165ft Kalizma was originally purchased by Richard Burton in 1967, when he wanted to congratulate Liz on her Oscar for Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?. The couple named it after their three children together, Kate, Liza and Marie.

In the 1960s and 70s the luxurious Edwardian motorboat was the venue for many glamorous parties. Tennessee Williams and actor Rex Harrison were among the big names who enjoyed the famous couple's hospitality on board.

The Welsh star paid 80,000 when he bought the yacht, but it is reported to set Brad back by a staggering 3 million. With enough room to sleep ten people and a crew of eight, it features an antique-furnished dining-room, four-poster beds and artworks by Picasso, Monet and Van Gogh.

brad pitt, jen aniston, liz taylor, richard burton



Dozens of mini-biogs on Britain's best-loved small-screen stars


Daniel Craig


Home-grown and Hollywood beauties dressed to impress

Stepping into the shoes of screen legends