Say What, Dahling? The Late Zsa Zsa Gabor's Best Quotes
Zsa Zsa Gabor died on Sunday at the age of 99 — leaving Hollywood without one of its most chic and wittiest legends. The Hungarian-American socialite was best known for being the first celebrity to become famous for being famous, but as Kim Kardashian West will tell you, that’s no easy task. It takes quick wit and stamina to last in Hollywood, both things that Gabor wasn’t short on.
To celebrate the life of an international icon, we’re looking back at some her funniest and most iconic one-liners.
“I’m a great housekeeper. Every time I get a divorce, I keep the house.”
In what is arguably her most famous quote, the nine-time bride cited her collection of homes when reportedly answering Bob Hope’s query about her domestic skills during a USO tour.
“You can say I’m full of s—t — but don’t say I’m old.”
Famous for denying her age, Gabor told it to PEOPLE straight in 1989.
“Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended.”
The frequent divorcée, whose previous husbands included Conrad Hilton and George Sanders, famously shared this marital insight after her nine trips down the aisle ended in seven divorces and one annulment.
“Personally, I know nothing about sex because I have always been married.”
A year after marrying current husband Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, Gabor joked about her private life during a 1987 speech to the American Bar Association — with many of her divorce lawyers in attendance.
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“He should have apologized and kissed my hand …That’s what a European gentleman would have done.”
Though she was later convicted of battery for slapping police officer Paul Kramer after he pulled her over for a traffic violation, the defiant star took a shot at him when he took her to court in 1989.
“Sorry I’m late, darlings. I had to put on my makeup. I knew you’d want to see the famous Zsa Zsa face.”
The diva made no excuses in July 1990 when she kept reporters waiting for 15 minutes following her dismissal from an El Segundo, California, jail after serving a 72-hour sentence for the above-mentioned battery