Zsa Zsa Gabor husband wants to plastinate wife's body
The German husband of ailing 93-year-old Hollywood actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor said he wanted preserve her body by plastination after she dies, the Bild newspaper reported on Thursday.
"My wife has always dreamt that her beauty would be immortal," Frederic von Anhalt said, "I would like to show the plastinated body of Zsa Zsa Gabor in the context of a scene in one of her films."
Von Anhalt said German anatomist Gunther von Hagens should carry out the procedure, after his controversial world exhibitions displaying plastinated bodies with just muscles and tendons intact.
Gabor, who has been hospitalised several times in the past months, returned earlier this week to hospital in Los Angeles after von Anhalt had found her unconscious.
The Hungarian-born actress's lengthy film career includes spots in a dozen films and television series, including John Huston's 1952 "Moulin Rouge" and the 1958 film noir "Touch of Evil" by Orson Welles.
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