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Zsa Zsa Gabor: Hollywood legend dies aged 99

The actress died of a heart attack this week.

Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor

Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor has died aged 99, her publicist has confirmed.

The film actress, who appeared in more than 70 movies over the course of her career, made her acting debut in 1952 in Lovely to Look At.

During the same year she also appeared in We’re Not Married, Moulin Rouge and The Million Dollar Nickel.

Born in Hungary at the end of the first world war, Gabor emigrated to the United States at the age of 24, where she became a highly sought after actress, famed for her “European style and flair.”

As well as being a creditable actress, Gabor was known for her many husbands – nine in total – who were the inspiration for her well known puns and innuendos.

Zsa Zsa Gabor back in her heydey
Zsa Zsa Gabor back in her heydey

Her second husband, who she married just a year after arriving in the US, was hotelier Conrad Hilton, with whom she had her only child, Constance Francesca Hilton. Constance is the great aunt of Paris and Nicky Hilton.

Gabor’s current husband, Frederic von Anhalt, apparently choked back tears as he told reporters this week that his wife had passed away at home, surrounded by friends and family.

“Everybody was there. She didn’t die alone,” he said.

Gabor had been plagued by ill health since 2002, when she was in a car accident that left her wheelchair bound.

In 2011, she had her right leg amputated to avoid death, and earlier this year was hospitalised with a lung infection.