Hollywood Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor Who Had 9 Husbands Dies Aged 99
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Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian actress known as much for her own celebrity as her body of work, has died at an indeterminate age, the New York Times reports. Gabor appeared in more than 70 films but was arguably better-known for her string of marriages to wealthy men, her irrepressible personality and glamorous socialite lifestyle.
Her nine marriages and reputation for shaving years off her age made her a pop-culture punch line. When entertainer Bob Hope joked, “You can calculate Zsa Zsa Gabor’s age by the rings on her fingers,” it only cemented her fame.
Zsa Zsa endured a number of health problems in the last several years. Her right leg had to be partially amputated in 2011 after it got infected. Her husband Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt held birthday parties for Gabor the last few years, but she was so sick visitors were not allowed in her bedroom.
Gabor was married nine times, most recently to Frederic Prinz von Anhalt who she married in 1986.
She was first married to Burhan Asaf Beige between 1937 and 1941 before divorcing him and going on to marry hotel magnate Conrad Hilton between 1942 and 1947.
Gabor later married George Sanders in 1949 until 1954, Herbert Hutner in 1962 until 1966 and Joshua S. Cosden Jr in 1966 until 1967.
She went on to wed Jack Ryan, who is credited with designing the Barbie doll for Mattel, in 1975 until 1976, then Michael O’Hara between 1976 and 1983 before she married her penultimate husband Felipe de Alba in 1983 before annulling the marriage just one day later.
Here are some of her memorable comments on men:
“Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended.”
“A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.”
On former husband George Sanders: “We were both in love with him. I fell out of love with him but he didn’t.”
“I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.”
“When I’m alone, I can sleep crossways in bed without an argument.”
“Never despise what it says in the women’s magazines – it may not be subtle but neither are men.”
“To be loved is a strength. To love is a weakness.”
“I am a marvellous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.”
“Macho does not prove mucho.”
“Getting divorced just because you don’t love a man is almost as silly a
Here are some of her pictures:
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