R.I.P. Actress and Socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor

The was no one quite like Zsa Zsa Gabor. The oft-married socialite, actress and bon vivant who was the original “celebutante” (i.e. a person who is famous primarily for being famous) has died in Los Angeles at the age of 99. After arriving in the United States from her native Hungary in 1941, Gabor began a decades-spanning career of being in the public eye. Although she worked in Hollywood in several small film roles (working with directors ranging from Orson Welles to Vincent Minelli), she is best known for her off-camera antics — including her nine marriages and a highly publicized 1989 incident in which she slapped a police officer in Beverly Hills. Her sense of humor and candid talk about her personal life made her a staple on talk and game shows over the years, endearing herself to a huge group of fans from all walks of life. While her sister, Eva Gabor, enjoyed a more traditional showbiz career, Zsa Zsa was more than content with playing her biggest role — that of a woman who enjoyed her life in the public eye and became beloved for doing so.