Zsa Zsa Gabor dead at 99

Zsa Zsa GaborHungarian actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor has died at the age of 99.

News of her passing was confirmed by her publicist, Ed Lozzi, who told CBSLA that she died at her Bel Air home on Sunday, December 18, two months shy of her 100th birthday. She had reportedly been ailing for a number of years.

Born Sári Gábor in Budapest, Zsa Zsa followed in the footsteps of her older sister Eva when she moved to the U.S. in 1941 and pursued a career in acting.

Although Zsa Zsa has plenty of film credits to her name — including her breakout role in Moulin Rouge (1952), Lili (1953), Death of a Scoundrel (1956) and Touch of Evil (1958) — she was primarily famous for being famous. Many argue that her celebrity power paved the way for other socialite stars, such as the Kardashians.

Her storied romantic endeavors also earned her a name for herself. She was married a whopping nine times, and once said, “A girl must marry for love and keep on marrying until she finds it.”

Zsa Zsa’s final partner was Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, whom she married in 1986 and remained with until her passing.

Another one of her signature quotes was “dahling,” which she often used when referring to people.

During the ’50s and ’60s, Zsa Zsa was seen as a sex symbol and a woman who was proud of her glamorous, flashy lifestyle. She put her expensive jewelry on display whenever possible and welcomed publicity whenever the opportunity arose, even in 1990 when she spent three days in jail after slapping a police officer.

In 2002, she was left partially paralyzed and reliant on a wheelchair as a result of a devastating car accident. She made frequent visits to the hospital and in 2011, had one of her legs amputated after it contracted an infection.

Zsa Zsa had one daughter, Constance Francesca Hilton, who passed away of a stroke in 2015.

In the wake of her death, many stars have taken to Twitter to express their sympathies and pay her legacy tribute. Paris Hilton, Larry King and Miley Cyrus are a few.

Check out a collection of celebrity tweets below.

What are your favorite memories of Zsa Zsa Gabor? Share them with us. ~Matthew Pariselli

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Comments & Discussion

  1. CDubya • December 19, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

    WTF why did Miley Cyrus comment that she was inspired by Zsa Zsa’s grace and style???? She does NOT imitate Zsa Zsa in the least!
    RIP tho.

  2. Paulina Rosen • December 19, 2016 @ 4:51 PM

    ZSA ZSA was such a cool lady.

    She was one of the last of the Hollywood style.

    Lots of glamour and class.

    Zsa Zsa always did it her way and that’s what I loved the most about her.

    Married 9 times. Whata way to go!

    Bravo! Zsa Zsa.

    May you rest in peace.

    Paulina Rosen

  3. Kennedy • December 20, 2016 @ 9:01 AM

    I really wish we lived in a world where the Kardashians didn’t exist, but Zsa Zsa was quite something. Bless her soul.

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