Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor died today at the age of 99. She was always known for her glamour and beauty, as well as her many marriages to wealthy husbands. In fact, Gabor was the first actress to really glamorize the perks of being an American celebrity, even though her career in television and movies was only mildly successful. Her true fame came from the media reporting about her all the time.
Edward Lozzi, a longtime publicist for Gabor, claimed that she died of heart failure. Gabor had been married a total of 8 times and had a habit of calling each person “Dahlink.” Everything about her speech and her appearance resembled a wealthy upper-class person. She publicly wore diamond jewelries and fur clothing to almost every event she went too. In her television and film appearances, she was this coifed as well. She had made many cameo appearances over the years where she exploited diamonds and furs, including the time she played a villain in the 1960s “Batman” TV show.
Gabor once said, “A girl must marry for love, and keep on marrying until she finds it.” Some of the many husbands of her past included actor George Sanders, Conrad Hilton (hotel heir), a toy designer, an oil magnate and someone who the media called “The Duke of Saxony.” In 1989, Gabor got pulled over by a police officer because of a traffic violation and an expired license. Gabor slapped the police officer, which got her arrested and eventually 72 hours in jail.
Out of the over 60 films and television appearances that she’s made, the height of her acting career was really in the 1950s with films like “Moulin Rouge” and “Touch of Evil.” In more recent years, she had managed her own mail-order cosmetics company. Gabor insisted that she never had a face lift and she even offered $1 million if someone could prove that she did have one.