Zsa Zsa Gabor was the epitome of old-school Hollywood glamour, and she kept it alive long after other actresses abandoned their furs and stopped referring to everyone as “darling.” Part of her luxurious lifestyle were her many marriages. Gabor is famously quoted saying, “A girl must marry for love, and keep on marrying until she finds it.”
She followed her own advice, marrying nine different times. Her husbands included Conrad Hilton (the hotel mogul), actor George Sanders, Turkish politician Burhan Asaf Belge and Jack Ryan, the creator of the Barbie doll.
Her acting career also reflected her highly glamorous lifestyle. Throughout her career, she appeared in more than 60 films, including Moulin Rouge, Touch of Evil and Queen of Outer Space. She built out her empire by creating a mail-order makeup company, writing several books and appearing in television tell-alls.
Unfortunately, her life wasn’t all elegance and glitz. Born in Hungary in 1917, her family barely escaped the nation after the Nazis occupied Budapest a few decades later. She came to the United States after that, where she nearly instantly became highly sought after thanks to her European flair. She was able to continue the career she had started in Austria with barely a hiccup.
Zsa Zsa is survived by her ninth husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, to whom she had been married since 1986. She had one child from her second marriage with Conrad Hilton, but Francesca Hilton passed away in 2015 at the age of 67.