Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor has died, just shy of her 100th birthday.
The camp Hungarian star of classic films such as Moulin Rouge, The Girl From The Kremlin – not to mention a ridiculously kitsch 80s fitness video – passed away from heart failure at her Bel Air mansion.
She had spent the last five years on life support.
Her husband of 30 years, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, was by her side as she slipped away.
Zsa Zsa, who also enjoyed a cameo role in A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, had endured years of ill health after a car crash back in 2002, which left her partially paralysed and eventually resulted in her losing a leg.
In 1989, she served three days in jail for slapping a Beverly Hills police officer Paul Kramer after he stopped her for a traffic violation at 8551 Olympic Boulevard.
She said at the time: I can’t believe that in a country as great as ours that a 6-foot-4 policeman can beat up a lady of 5-foot-4 and use dirty language as if she was a street walker. I think Russia can’t be worse, or communist Hungary.”
In spite of her acting credentials, Zsa Zsa was probably best known for her nine marriages and some very memorable quotes that – actually – every woman should bear in mind.
“I am a marvellous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house.”
“I want a man who’s kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?”
“How many husbands have I had? You mean apart from my own?”
“I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.”
“I know nothing about sex, because I was always married.”
“Being jealous of a beautiful woman is not going to make you beautiful.”
“A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished.”
“To a smart girl men are no problem — they’re the answer.”
“I believe in large families: every woman should have at least three husbands.”
“The women’s movement hasn’t changed my sex life. It wouldn’t dare.”
“I love to put on diamonds and beautiful evening gowns and make my girlfriends upset.”
“I want a man who is kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?”
“One of my theories is that men love with their eyes; women love with their ears.”