A Hollywood legend has passed. On December 18, 2016, actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor died at the age of 99, marking what a terrific life she had both on and off camera.
Born in Hungary as Sari Gabor, Zsa Zsa was the middle child of three daughters with both of her sisters being in the world of entertainment. Her younger sister Eva Gabor became a star on the 1960’s series Green Acres. While Zsa Zsa appeared in television and films, such as 1952’s Lovely to Look At and 1972’s Up the Front, she was known more for her off-screen life and her signature line that can be summed up in one word: Darling!
Her most iconic film role as that of Jane Avril in the 1952 version of Moulin Rouge opposite Jose Ferrer. She would go on to play supporting roles but later would go on to play herself in films like The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear and had appeared on many talk shows.
Gabor is survived by her ninth husband, Fredric Prinz von Anhalt, whom she married in 1986. Her only child, Francesca Hilton (with former husband and hotel chain founder Conrad Hilton), passed away in 2015 at the age of 67.
World Film Geeks sends its condolences to the family of Zsa Zsa Gabor. As a final tribute, here is Zsa Zsa Gabor as Jane Avril in Moulin Rogue.
Rest in Peace, Zsa Zsa Gabor, a true Hollywood legend.