But Zsa Zsa has been gone for years, confined to her bed in her once stately mansion.
"I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back", she explained frankly in 1957.
"Being jealous of a handsome woman is not going to make you more lovely", she famously said.
As part of the real estate deal, the ailing star and her husband were allowed to remain in the house.
If there had been no Zsa Zsa, there probably would be no Paris Hilton.
Gabor died on Sunday at 99. "It takes away from all my mystery, which, as I've told you before, is the most important thing between a man and a woman".
Some have compared her to the Kardashian clan, a family whose fame seemed to appear untethered to any specific accomplishment.
Legendary Hollywood star Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99
Born Sari Gabor in Budapest on February 6, 1917, Gabor was nicknamed Zsa Zsa by her family. She was in an Orson Welles film, she was in 'Moulin Rouge.' And she was in a lot of TV shows.
She played herself in The Naked Gun 2 ½. "Nor knowing who she was or how famous she was". Scandal, when it touched her, was glancing - apart from a couple of tabloid-covered affairs, her best-known breach of the peace was slapping a Beverly Hills policeman during a stop for a traffic violation.
She married businessman Joshua Cosden Jr.in 1966; Jack Ryan, an inventor, in 1975; and her divorce lawyer, Michael O'Hara, in 1976.
In 1982 Gabor married a Spanish-born count and real-estate lawyer, Felipe De Alba. Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt has to move out of the home he shared with her because he has no ownership rights.
Perhaps the very fact that the paparazzi more or less forgot about her in her old age, during which she endured a vehicle crash, several strokes and the amputation of half a leg means that it could actually be the resolutely B-list Gabor who eventually casts the longer cultural shadow rather than (say) her fellow diamond junkie and oft-married peer, Elizabeth Taylor. This marriage stood the test of time, among other challenges.
- Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is nearly as silly as getting married just because you do.
Forget the plot, which involved male astronauts of a fictional 1985 shocked at how a planet could be run by women (drink every time a man calls the women "dolls" or "dames"). She knew that there was nothing "glamorous" about confining animals to cramped, filthy cages and then electrocuting or gassing them or snapping their necks. Sure, she's less known for her acting career than for dubbing everyone "dahhh-link" in that purring accent, her nine marriages and that time she slapped a cop.
Her marriage to Hilton resulted in her only child, Constance "Francesca" Hilton. The lawsuit was eventually dismissed after Gabor failed to show up to court.