By Josephine Cusumano
Feb 06, 2014 @ 9:11 am
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Darling, you're 97 years-old! Today we celebrate one of Hollywood's biggest starlets, Zsa Zsa Gabor and her ongoing legacy dating back to her silver screen debut in 1952 with Lovely to Look At. The Hungarian-born socialite—who was also crowned Miss Hungary at age 19—starred in countless films—including Moulin Rouge, Death of a Scoundrel, and Arrivederci, Baby!opposite of some of Hollywood's grandest actors from Fred Astaire, José Ferrer, to Orson Welles.

Gabor also starred in her fair share of television shows from Gilligan's Island as Erika Tiffany Smith, Batman, Playhouse 90, and more. But even off screen, Gabor's personal life was just as infamous as her leading roles, given that she wed nine times. Gabor ultimately set on marrying Prince Frederic von Anhalt in 1986—giving her the title Princess von Anhalt, Duchess of Saxony—and should the imperial family ever return to power, she would become the Kaiserin of Germany. But princess, Kaiserin, or not, Gabor has always had us a darling. 

To celebrate the icon today, look through our gallery to see Gabor's life in pictures dating back to 1923

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