Photo Ms. Gabor appeared in more than 60 television movies and feature films, mostly American-made, although some were Italian, French, German and Australian.

Exploiting her naughty celebrity, Ms. Gabor, with the help of collaborators and ghost writers, published four books: “Zsa Zsa Gabor: My Story”, “Zsa Zsa’s Complete Guide to Men”, “How to Catch a Man, How to Keep a Man, How to Get Rid of a Man” and “One Lifetime Is Not Enough”.

In addition to her steady appearances in movies and on television, Ms. Gabor operated a mail-order cosmetics company.

Born Sari Gabor in Budapest in 1917, 1918 or 1919 – she always gave a birth date of Feb. 6 or 7, but not the year, though most sources suggest it was 1917 – Ms. Gabor grew up in relative prosperity, the second of three daughters of Vilmos and Jolie Gabor.

Photo On the eve of World War II, Ms. Gabor, her mother and her sisters emigrated to the United States, and by the 1950s the Gabor sisters had become as well known for their love lives as for their careers.

Their daughter, Francesca Hilton, an actress, was Ms. Gabor’s only child.

Some biographies of Ms. Gabor also mention a 1983 marriage to Felipe de Alba, a lawyer who appeared in films in Mexico in the 1940s and ’50s, but Ms. Gabor said it lasted only a day.

Telling her tales of marital joys and woes, Ms. Gabor confided, “I have learned that not diamonds but divorce lawyers are a girl’s best friend.”

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