Friday 23 August 2019

Hollywood star Zsa Zsa Gabor dies aged 99

Gabor, one of the last stars of Hollywood’s golden age, was not seen in public in her final years. Photo: Getty Images
Gabor, one of the last stars of Hollywood’s golden age, was not seen in public in her final years. Photo: Getty Images

Bill Trott Los Angeles

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, who parlayed beauty, diamond-studded glamour and nine marriages into a long celebrity career, has died aged 99.

The Hungarian actress passed away at her home in LA yesterday.

She was born Sari Gabor on 6 February 1917 but was immediately nicknamed Zsa Zsa by her family.

Gabor had a personality that generally outshone her acting skills. Her bubbly demeanour and looks helped land her a string of wealthy husbands. She had a penchant for calling everyone "dah-ling" in her thick Hungarian accent. Along with her two sisters, Eva and Magda, she became a fixture on Hollywood's social circuit in her prime.

She was once branded "the most expensive courtesan since Madame de Pompadour," but Gabor insisted that only her marriage to husband No. 2, hotel mogul Conrad Hilton, was financially motivated.

She was married nine times and appeared in more than 30 movies. Her finest film roles came in 'Moulin Rouge' in 1952 and 'Lili' in 1953.

Gabor, one of the last stars of Hollywood's golden age, was not seen in public in her final years.

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