“Liz Taylor gave me her home number.” — Sean Borg opens up about meeting Hollywood Legend Elizabeth Taylor

Entertainment personality Sean Borg

Entertainment personality Sean Borg has talked for the first time about a chance meeting he had back in 1996 with the late Hollywood superstar Elizabeth Taylor.

In a recent in an interview with German publication Verna Magazine, the former “TMZ on TV” guy recounted a treasured memory when he posed for a ‘selfie’ with the iconic beauty at a fashionable soiree in the South of France.

Sean told Verna: “Elizabeth allowed my friend [film producer] Julia Verdin to take a snap of us with my Kodak disposable camera. I cheekily put my arm around Elizabeth’s waist as we posed,” he said.

Sean Borg Elizabeth Taylor
Sean Borg: Posing for a ‘selfie’ with Hollywood screen legend Liz Taylor

The handsome Brit’ who lives in Los Angeles added: “For a split second, she looked a little taken aback. Perhaps I had crossed the line, I thought. But then she smiled at me and moved in closer.”

He continued: “She smelt as beautiful as she looked. It was that cozy.”

Sean felt incredibly privileged when “Liz” — one of the most famous women in the world gave Sean her telephone number.

He said: “She gave me her home number. Well, it was her assistant’s number at the house. We kept in touch. I even went to a few dinners there. She was exceptional.”

Elizabeth Taylor at the BAFTA Britannia Awards, November 2005

Sean last saw ‘Liz’ at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in November 2005, when she was presented the ‘Britannia Award’ for ‘Artistic Excellence in International Entertainment.’ 

Borg recalls: “Elizabeth arrived being pushed in a wheelchair as they announced her award. She still looked amazing, and every inch the star

as always. But it was sad to see her so confined. I got to say hello, but I’m not sure she recognized me. Maybe she did. She wasn’t the same person.”

The 51-year-old brand ambassador, known for his recent work with the international hotel website ‘Trivago,’ has been in LA for most of his adult life, after moving from the UK, arriving in Tinseltown in the mid-90s.