The infamous Austrian-Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor celebrated her 95th birthday yesterday (February 6, 2012), though she is known to be in ill health. Reuters reported today that the star has defied expectation over the year of her life, surviving many hospital trips, one of which led to the partial amputation of her right leg.
The amputation happened in the early part of 2011, as a result of an infected lesion on her leg. Gabor was also taken to hospital last year as a result of her feeding tube "became infected." Despite her ailing health, though, Zsa Zsa's publicist has told The Wrap that birthday celebrations were still planned for the legendary actress. The celebrity bash was scheduled to take place at the estate of Zsa Zsa and her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt. Guests at the party are rumored to include the comedian Steve Allen.
In the party invitation, Gabor acknowledged the she had perhaps not always been honest about her age but told her guests that she would be celebrating her "real birthday candle count." She also addressed concerns that recent spate of ill health could soon signal the end for the eight-times-married Hollywood icon, saying "I love you and I hope to see you, but if you can't make it don't worry, I'm planning on celebrating more birthdays over the coming years with my true candle count, going all the way back to Woodrow Wilson's presidency, one of the few White House residents I never met."