Actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor dies aged 99

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor. (AP Photo/File)

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor. (AP Photo/File) - Credit: AP

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has died aged 99, according to reports in US media.

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor and her husband, Frederic von Anhalt, leave court in Beverly Hills, Calif., in

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor and her husband, Frederic von Anhalt, leave court in Beverly Hills, Calif., in July 13, 1989. (AP Photo/Doug Sheridan, File) - Credit: AP

Reports say that the actress and socialite was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a heart attack.

The Hungarian-born actress, who was crowned Miss Hungary in 1936, emigrated to America during the Second World War and appeared in more than 70 films, including Moulin Rouge, The Girl in the Kremlin and Queen of Outer Space.

She was well-known for her celebrity lifestyle, which she shared with twin sister Eva, and her nine marriages, including to Conrad Hilton, actor George Sanders and Barbie doll creator Jack Ryan.

But after a car crash in 2002 left her partially paralysed, she suffered a long period of ill-health and, after years of complications, had to have her right leg amputated in 2011.


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In 2010 she reportedly asked a priest to administer the last rites after surgery to remove two blood clots.

Zsa Zsa would have turned 100 in February.

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