Sunday, 18 December 2016

Jesi Max

Hollywood Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies at 99

Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian actress whose self-parodying glamour and revolving-door marriages to millionaires put a luster of American celebrity on a long but only modestly successful career in movies and television, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. She was 99.



The cause was heart failure, her longtime publicist Edward Lozzi said.

The middle and most famous of the sisters Gabor died of a heart attack at her Los Angeles home, Frederic von Anhalt said.


Gabor was born in Budapest, won the Miss Hungary crown in 1936, and emigrated to the United States where she embarked on movie career that mostly saw her in B-movies. Married nine times, she gained her most-recent fame when she slapped a Beverly Hills police officer in the face during a traffic stop in 1989.


“Every age has its Madame Pompadour, its Lady Hamilton, its Queen of Sheba, it’s Cleopatra," George Sanders, the Oscar-winning actor and one of Gabor's husbands wrote his 1992 autobiography.

Ms. Gabor appeared in more than 60 television movies and feature films, mostly American-made, although some were Italian, French, German and Australian. Critics said her best roles were early in her career, in “Moulin Rouge” (1952) and “Lili” (1953). She also appeared as a nightclub manager in Orson Welles’s 1958 classic “Touch of Evil” and, the same year, as a sexy alien in “Queen of Outer Space,” a camp favorite about virile American astronauts landing on a planet populated by scantily clad women.


Gabor had one child, Francesca Hilton, from her marriage to hotelier Conrad Hilton. (She would allege the child was conceived after Hilton raped her.) In later years, Gabor, von Anhalt and Francesca battled in court over family finances. Francesca Hilton died of an apparent stroke in 2015.

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A writer and entrepreneur who works on the marketing and strategy side of fashion. In particular, her writing and professional work focuses on the art of narrative marketing and branding as it applies to fashion and luxury. She also is the author of TheStyleClash.com, a new blog that looks at fashion from an intellectual perspective.

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