16 Lessons From Zsa Zsa Gabor On Love, Men, Marriage —And Divorce

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Her (hilariously sassy!) words will live on.

With her love of diamonds and pearls, Zsa Zsa Gabor was a symbol of stardom and was essentially a precursor to modern-day celebrities like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. The tabloids and the public couldn't keep their eyes off of her. 

On December 18, 2016, the actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor passed away from a heart attack in her Bel-Air home in Los Angeles at age 99. 

In addition to having various film appearances, she was known for her glamor and celebrity.

Gabor lived a life full of fame and divorces. Her list of nine spouses includes a Turkish diplomat, an hotelier, an actor, an investment banker, the designer of Barbie dolls, an attorney, and an entrepreneur. 

During a time when women had many fewer opportunities than they do now, Gabor was a woman who relished in the choices she made for her romantic life and her career as a full-time celebrity.

Born in Budapest, Hungary on February 6, 1917, she won a beauty pageant and was crowned Miss Hungary in 1936 and thus began her stage career. In 1941, she hopped on a ship to the United States and began pursuing a Hollywood career. Zsa Zsa appeared in films such as Moulin Rouge (1952) and We’re Not Married! (1952).

As seen in her famous one-liners about love and marriage, she was unapologetic and confident in her desires as a woman. Her femininity was a careful mix of a love of marriage and an eye for class.

She flaunted her celebrity status, and she knew what she wanted. With her unapologetic attitude and her long resume in divorce and marriage, she had some strong and sassy views about love.

To see what she had to say, read these 16 Zsa Zsa Gabor quotes and remember how sassy (and kind of brilliant!) she really was.

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"A girl must marry for love and keep on marrying until she finds it." —Zsa Zsa Gabor

"One of my theories is that men love with their eyes; women love with their ears." —Zsa Zsa Gabor

"I believe in large families. Every woman should have at least three husbands." —Zsa Zsa Gabor

"Every girl should be married at least once in her life. It's a must." —Zsa Zsa Gabor

"Sexual attraction only lasts two years, and who wants to stay with a man if you're not sexually attracted?" —Zsa Zsa Gabor

"I pay all my own bills...I want to choose the man. I do not permit men to choose me." —Zsa Zsa Gabor

"You never really know a man until you have a divorce with him." —Zsa Zsa Gabor

"Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do." —Zsa Zsa Gabor

"I have learned that not diamonds but divorce lawyers are a girl's best friend." —Zsa Zsa Gabor

"To a smart girl men are no problem. They are the answer." —Zsa Zsa Gabor 

"The feather in your cap is to get a man you love who'll marry you." —Zsa Zsa Gabor 

"To be loved is a strength. To love is a weakness." —Zsa Zsa Gabor

"I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back." —Zsa Zsa Gabor

"I never stopped being a devout Catholic." —Zsa Zsa Gabor 

"I want a man who's kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?" —Zsa Zsa Gabor 

"What is really important for a woman, you know, even more than being beautiful or intelligent, is to be entertaining." —Zsa Zsa Gabor