9 things you need to know about Hollywood star Zsa Zsa Gabor

9 things you need to know about Hollywood star Zsa Zsa Gabor

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Glamour goddess Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99.
Photo: LA Times

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Zsa Zsa Gabor was the epitome of glamor
Photo: Reuters

Here are nine facts about Zsa Zsa Gabor, sometime actress and frequent bride, who died on Sunday at age 99.

  • Gabor was born on February 6, 1917, in Budapest and had two sisters, Eva and Magda, who also moved to Hollywood to work in show business.

  • She was possibly the first actress to be famous for being famous, and ended up having nine husbands. Her name is synonymous with Hollywood glamour.

Zsa Zsa Gabor was the epitome of glamor
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  • She appeared in more than 30 movies but eventually ended up in low-budget films with such titles as Queen of Outer Space and Picture Mommy Dead.

  • In the final episode of the 1960s television series Batman, Gabor played a villainess who used hair dryers to steal information from men’s brains.

  • She said she began calling everyone “dah-ling” because she had trouble remembering names.

  •  Gabor’s nine husbands were Turkish diplomat Burhan Belge; hotel magnate Conrad Hilton; actor George Sanders, who later married her sister Magda; New York businessman Herbert Hutner; oilman Joshua Cosden; Barbie doll designer Jack Ryan; her divorce lawyer Michael O’Hara; Count Felipe de Alba of Mexico; and Frederic Prinz von Anhalt.

  • The marriage to de Alba was annulled because her divorce from O’Hara was not final at the time of the wedding.

  • She was the author of the books How to Catch a Man, How to Keep a Man, How to Get Rid of a Man, Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Complete Guide to Men and One Lifetime Is Not Enough.

  • Gabor once summed up her attitude toward marriage by saying: “Getting divorced just because you don’t love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.” 

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