Zsa Zsa Gabor

Actress, Socialite
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 ... Read more »
Born: 02/06/1917 in Budapest, , HU


Actor (57)

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)


Intimate Portrait: Eva Gabor 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


The Ruby Wax Show 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


A Very Brady Sequel 1996 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Celebrities on Trial 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


Cybill 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)


Empty Nest 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)


The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)


Clive James 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)


A Day in the Life of Hollywood 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


Happily Ever After 1993 (Movie)

of Blossom (Voice)

The 61st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Full Wax 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


The Naked Truth 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear 1991 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)


All Star Party For Clint Eastwood 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)


Johann Strauss: le roi sans couronne 1987 (Movie)

Aunt Amalie (Actor)

California Girls 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)


Smart Alec 1985 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Dom DeLuise and Friends, Part 2 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)


Frankenstein's Great-Aunt Tillie 1984 (Movie)


The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)


Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)


The American Film Institute Salute to John Huston 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)


Men Who Rate a "10" 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)


The All-Star Salute to Mother's Day 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)


The Bob Hope Show (09/13/71) 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)


The Bob Hope Show (10/05/70) 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)


Arrivederci, Baby! 1966 (Movie)

Gigi (Actor)

Jack of Diamonds 1966 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Picture Mommy Dead 1966 (Movie)

Jessica (Actor)

Boys' Night Out 1962 (Movie)

Boss' Girlfriend (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (01/11/61) 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)


The Road to Hong Kong 1961 (Movie)


Pepe 1960 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Come Prima 1958 (Movie)

Gloria DeVadnuz (Actor)

Country Music Holiday 1958 (Movie)

Zsa Zsa (Actor)

Matinee Theater 1955 - 1958 (TV Show)


Queen of Outer Space 1958 (Movie)

Talleah (Actor)

Touch of Evil 1958 (Movie)

Nightclub Owner (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (01/26/54) 1953 - 1954 (TV Show)


Three Ring Circus 1954 (Movie)

Saadia (Actor)

Lili 1953 (Movie)

Rosalie (Actor)

Moulin Rouge 1953 (Movie)

Jane Avril (Actor)

The Story of Three Loves 1952 (Movie)

Flirt at Bar (Actor)

We're Not Married 1952 (Movie)

Eve Melrose (Actor)

Lovely to Look At 1951 (Movie)

Zsa Zsa (Actor)

Batman (TV Show)


Climax! (TV Show)


The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Show)



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.


Burhan Belge

Married 1937; he was 45 years old and she was 15 when they married Divorced 1941

Joshua Cosden

Married March 9,1966 Divorced Oct. 18, 1967

Felipe De Alba Actor

Married April 13, 1983 Marriage lasted one day before being annulled April 14, 1983

Eva Gabor Actor

Born Feb. 11, 1919; played the wife of Eddie Albert's character on "Green Acres" (CBS) from 1965-71 Died on July 4, 1995

Vilmos Gabor


Jolie Gabor


Magda Gabor

Born June 11, 1914 Died on June 6, 1997 of kidney failure

Francesca Hilton

Born March 10, 1947; father, Conrad Hilton; according to Gabor's 1991 autobiography One Lifetime Is Not Enough, her pregnancy resulted from being raped by then-husband Conrad Hilton

Conrad Hilton

Married April 10, 1942 Divorced Dec. 22, 1947

Herbert Hutner

Married Nov. 5, 1962 Divorced March 3, 1966; claimed she divorced him on grounds of "mental kindness"

Michael O'Hara

Married Aug. 27, 1976; he was Gabor's lawyer during her divorce from Jack Ryan Divorced Nov. 30, 1982

Porfirio Rubirosa

During her marriage to George Sanders, Gabor carried on an affair that lasted throughout the 1950s

Jack Ryan Actor

Married Jan. 21, 1975 Divorced Aug. 24, 1976

George Sanders Actor

Married April 2, 1949 Divorced April 2, 1954

Prince Frederich von Anhalt Actor

Married on Aug. 14, 1986 Claimed in 2007 that he had a decade-long affair with Anna Nicole Smith and that he could potentially be the father of her infant girl, Dannielynn; this claim was proven untrue


Madame Subilia's School for Young Ladies



Appeared as herself on the British television series "The Ruby Wax Show"


Once again played herself in "A Very Brady Sequel"


Appeared as herself in the film version of "The Beverly Hillbillies"


Spoofed herself in the comedy film "The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear"


Published her autobiography One Lifetime Is Not Enough


Landed a recurring role on "As the World Turns" (CBS) as Lydia Marlowe


Starred in the stage production of "Arsenic and Old Lace"


Played the gold-digging villain Minerva on two episodes of "Batman" (ABC)


Landed a supporting role opposite Tony Curtis in "Drop Dead Darling"


Cast in a small role in Orson Welles' classic "Touch of Evil"


Appeared opposite one-time husband George Sanders in "Death of a Scoundrel"


Made TV debut on the CBS series "Climax!"


Starred in "Moulin Rouge" with José Ferrer


Made feature acting debut, "Lovely to Look At"


Voted Miss Hungary


Made stage acting debut in Europe

Bonus Trivia


On June 14, 1989, Gabor was accused of slapping the face of a Beverly Hills police officer named Paul Kramer when he stopped her for a traffic violation. She was found guilty of the assault in a well-publicized trial and sentenced to three days (72 hours) in jail. The judge also required her to pay $13,000 in court costs. She testified that her behavior had been provoked by the officer, who she said had behaved extremely rudely and insulted her with obscenities.


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 seat-belt, suffered several cuts and shattered bones in her arms, and spent at least a brief period of time unconscious. She left the hospital in early January 2003, but required continued physical therapy. Gabor sued and was awarded $2 million.


On July 7, 2005, Gabor suffered a massive stroke, leaving her in critical condition at a local hospital. She underwent surgery to remove a blockage in her carotid artery. She returned home on July 15. In early September 2007, she underwent surgery to deal with after-effects of her previous stroke.


In 2005, Gabor accused her daughter Francesca of larceny and fraud, alleging that her daughter forged her signature to get a $2 million loan on her mother's Bel Air house, and filed a lawsuit against Francesca in a California court.


On July 17, 2010, Gabor broke her hip in her Bel Air home after falling out of bed while reaching for the phone. An ambulance rushed her to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA after her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, called 911. She successfully underwent hip replacement surgery two days later. Gabor returned to a Los Angeles hospital on Aug. 13 because of complications in her recuperation from hip-replacement surgery.


On Jan. 2, 2011, Gabor was hospitalized to undergo surgery to have part of her right leg amputated because gangrene was setting in.


On May 19, 2011, Gabor fell into a coma after being taken to the hospital after problems arose with a feeding tube inserted into her stomach.


Gabor was taken to UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center on Oct. 8, 2011 after she slipped out of consciousness. Doctors were able to stabilize her condition, but delayed stomach surgery to reattach a feeding tube due to her high fever.


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