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Zsa Zsa Gabor

Actor

Born: 6 February 1917
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Best known as:

The much-married celebrity sister of Eva Gabor

Name at birth: Sari Gabor

 

Though officially an actress, Zsa Zsa Gabor is more famous as a whimsical old-school celebrity sex symbol. Married nine times, Gabor made a career of joking about her man-hungry ways and her love of jewelry and furs. (She married her final husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, in 1986, when he was 38 and she was 69; their marriage lasted into the 21st century.) Zsa Zsa Gabor's film credits include the campy Queen of Outer Space (1958), Moulin Rouge (the 1951 version, not Nicole Kidman's 2001 version), and a small role as a nightclub manager in the Orson Welles classic Touch of Evil (1959). Gabor gained fresh notoriety in 1989 after she slapped a Beverly Hills policeman who pulled her over for a traffic violation. Another traffic accident, in 2002, left her temporarily in a coma, and she has been partially paralyzed and in poor health ever since. In 2010 she had a hip replacement after falling out of her bed, reportely while watching the game show Jeopardy! Zsa Zsa Gabor's sisters Magda Gabor and Eva Gabor were also well known; Eva Gabor played the scatterbrained wife in the 1960s TV series Green Acres.

Extra credit:

Zsa Zsa Gabor was Miss Hungary of 1936... Her true year of birth is, not surprisingly, a matter of some confusion; most sources agree on 1917, but others list 1918 or 1923... Gabor played the villainess Minerva in the final episode of the 1960s TV series Batman... Zsa Zsa Gabor is the mother of actress Francesca Hilton, her daughter with her ex-husband Conrad Hilton... The name Frederic Prinz von Anhalt means "Frederic, prince of Anhalt," but he is not actually a prince. At age 37 he paid to be adopted by Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt; while the transaction did not make him a prince, he took Prinz Von Anhalt as his legal surname... Prinz von Anhalt made waves in 2007 when, after the death of Anna Nicole Smith, he claimed he was the father of Smith's infant daughter Dannie Lynn. Von Anhalt said he and Smith had carried on a multi-year affair during his marriage to Gabor.

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