Elizabeth Taylor had a secret love child, according to a former confidante.

Psychic John Cohan said mother-of-four Taylor paid an Irish family to bring up baby Norah.

He told the New York Post: "The studio and her mother gave baby Norah away."

It was thought that any of three men may have been Norah's dad.

Cohan added: "Money was exchanged. Living in Ireland, the child, resenting the mother who gave her up, wanted nothing to do with Elizabeth."

Cohan claims the actress pleaded with him to "say nothing until I'm gone."

Elizabeth Taylor died on March 31 at the age of 79.