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Also Known As: Sri Gbor, Sri Prinzessin Von Anhalt Died:
Born: February 6, 1917 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: actress, socialite

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Long before Anna Nicole Smith or Kim Kardashian, the life and career of Zsa Zsa Gabor personified that of a celebrity whose ascent to fame was due more to grabbing headlines than for any particular talent. Sister to "Green Acres" television star Eva Gabor, the future diva did pursue her own acting career and racked up a fairly impressive list of film and television credits, but she shone brightest on talk shows or within tabloid gossip pages where she delivered juicy stories about her many marriages and romantic encounters in her heavily accented and much imitated purr. She was still making news in her seventh and eighth decades - most notably for spending three days in jail after slapping a Beverly Hills traffic cop in 1989 - when she suddenly disappeared off the radar. Except for the occasional tabloid photo of a wheelchair-bound Gabor, her husband, "Prince" Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, spoke publicly on her behalf, while he made tabloid headlines of his own. Despite living a rather unorthodox life and sustaining a level of fame many felt was unjustified, Gabor sparkled brightly for over 60 years as a symbol of continental glamour and mystery.

Long before Anna Nicole Smith or Kim Kardashian, the life and career of Zsa Zsa Gabor personified that of a celebrity whose ascent to fame was due more to grabbing headlines than for any particular talent. Sister to "Green Acres" television star Eva Gabor, the future diva did pursue her own acting career and racked up a fairly impressive list of film and television credits, but she shone brightest on talk shows or within tabloid gossip pages where she delivered juicy stories about her many marriages and romantic encounters in her heavily accented and much imitated purr. She was still making news in her seventh and eighth decades - most notably for spending three days in jail after slapping a Beverly Hills traffic cop in 1989 - when she suddenly disappeared off the radar. Except for the occasional tabloid photo of a wheelchair-bound Gabor, her husband, "Prince" Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, spoke publicly on her behalf, while he made tabloid headlines of his own. Despite living a rather unorthodox life and sustaining a level of fame many felt was unjustified, Gabor sparkled brightly for over 60 years as a symbol of continental glamour and mystery.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Very Brady Sequel, A (1996) Herself
2.
 Happily Ever After (1993) Voice Of Blossom
3.
 Beverly Hillbillies, The (1993) Herself
7.
8.
 Smart Alec (1986) Herself
10.
 California Girls (1984) Herself
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Milestones close milestones

1935:
Made stage acting debut in Europe
1936:
Voted Miss Hungary
1952:
Made feature acting debut, "Lovely to Look At"
1952:
Starred in "Moulin Rouge" with José Ferrer
1954:
Made TV debut on the CBS series "Climax!"
1956:
Appeared opposite one-time husband George Sanders in "Death of a Scoundrel"
1958:
Cast in a small role in Orson Welles' classic "Touch of Evil"
1966:
Landed a supporting role opposite Tony Curtis in "Drop Dead Darling"
1968:
Played the gold-digging villain Minerva on two episodes of "Batman" (ABC)
1975:
Starred in the stage production of "Arsenic and Old Lace"
1981:
Landed a recurring role on "As the World Turns" (CBS) as Lydia Marlowe
1991:
Spoofed herself in the comedy film "The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear"
1991:
Published her autobiography <i>One Lifetime Is Not Enough</i>
1993:
Appeared as herself in the film version of "The Beverly Hillbillies"
1996:
Once again played herself in "A Very Brady Sequel"
1997:
Appeared as herself on the British television series "The Ruby Wax Show"
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Education

Madame Subilia's School for Young Ladies: -

Notes

Appearing in a New Year's Eve special on British TV, Gabor claimed that she was raped by Frank Sinatra at the height of his fame in the 1950s. This was in response to Brit rocker and promoter Bob Geldof's query why she hated Sinatra so.

On Nov. 27, 2002, Gabor was seriously injured in a car crash on West Hollywood's Sunset Strip the red 1991 Chevy Camaro she was riding in smacked into a light pole after sideswiping a Corvette. The 85-year-old actress, who was not wearing a seatbelt, suffered several cuts and shattered bones in her arms , and spent at least a brief period of time unconscious. Conflicting reports were issued by authorities and members of Gabor's family, suggesting that she may have been in a coma, but she was awake and alert by Nov. 29.

Companions close complete companion listing

husband:
Burhan Belge. Diplomat. Turkish; married in 1937; divorced in 1941; was 45 years old at time of marriage (in "One Lifetime Is Not Enough", Gabor says she was 15 at time of marriage and marriage was unconsummated).
husband:
Conrad Hilton. Hotelier. Married in 1942; divorced in 1948; born c. 1881.
husband:
George Sanders. Actor. Married in 1949; divorced in 1954.
companion:
Porfiro Rubirosa. Playboy.
husband:
Herbert Hutmer. Investor, industrialist. Married in 1964; divorced in 1966; in "One Lifetime Is Not Enough" Gabor claims she divorced him on grounds of "mental kindness".
husband:
Joseph Cosden Jr. Texas oil magnate. Married in 1966; divorced in 1967.
husband:
Jack Ryan. Inventor. Married in 1975; divorced in 1976; created the Barbie Doll; committed suicide c. 1990.
husband:
Michael O'Hara. Lawyer. Married in 1977; divorced in 1982; Yugoslavian; was Gabor's divorce lawyer in her divorce from Jack Ryan.
husband:
Felipe de Alba. Lawyer. Married in 1982, divorced; Gabor claimed in her autobiography that the marriage lasted one day.
husband:
Prince Frederick von Anholt. Former bank clerk, screenwriter, sauna manager. Married in 1986; born c. 1944; became a close friend to Princess Marie August's son Karl-Franz in the 1950s; when Karl-Franz died in 1964, Princess Marie adopted Lichtenberg and made him her heir.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Vilmos Gabor.
mother:
Jolie Gabor. Jewelry store owner. Born on September 29, 1900; died on April 1, 1997 in Palm Springs.
sister:
Magda Gabor. Born on June 11, 1918; died on June 6, 1997 of kidney failure.
sister:
Eva Gabor. Actor. Born on February 11, 1919; died on July 4, 1995.
daughter:
Francesca Hilton. Born c. 1948; father, Conrad Hilton.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Zsa Zsa's Complete Guide to Men"
"Zsa Zsa Gabor: My Story"
"How to Get a Man, How to Keep a Man and How to Get Rid of a Man"
"One Lifetime Is Not Enough" Delacorte
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