Zsa Zsa Gabor, a 94-year-old actress who has been in and out of hospital in recent months, may have another child, her husband says.
Frederic Prinz von Anhalt told the Agence France-Press news wire that he wants his wife to become a mother again using a surrogate mother, his sperm and an egg donor and added that he recently gave fluid samples to a Beverly Hills clinic.
"I don't know how long she's going to be with me," he said. "I would like her to see the baby, I would like her to hear the baby screaming, to touch the baby's hair. If she dies before me, then I've nothing to live for."
The idea is not sitting well with Gabor's only child, Francesca Hilton. Her father is Paris Hilton's great-grandfather and hotel magnate Conrad Hilton. He was the actress' second husband.
Francesca Hilton, a comedienne who has often voiced her disapproval of her mother's marriage to 67-year-old von Anhalt, said in a statement that she is "shocked but not surprised" that her stepfather "continually creates publicity for himself at the expense of the legacy of her mother," according to AFP.
Gabor had one of her legs amputated in January after doctors found an infection and antibiotics failed to heal it.
She has been in and out of the hospital since she broke her hip on July 17 after she fell out of her bed while reaching to answer her telephone as she was watching "Jeopardy!."
She underwent a hip operation but has suffered several complications. During one of her hospital stays in August, she had a priest read her last rites. Gabor is partially paralyzed from a 2002 car accident and uses a wheelchair. She also reportedly had a stroke in 2005.Gabor is reported to have been born in Budapest on Feb. 6, 1917 as Sari Gabor. She married von Anhalt in 1986. Gabor was married to Hilton, the great-grandfather of socialite Paris Hilton, from 1942 to 1947.
Gabor followed her actress sister Eva to Hollywood, where she later starred in movies herself, starting in 1952 with the films "Lovely to Look At," "We're Not Married!" and "Moulin Rouge." She also played herself in a brief scene in the 1991 Leslie Nielsen cop movie "The Naked Gun 2-1/2: The Smell of Fear," in which she parodied an incident from about a year earlier in which she was convicted of slapping a police officer during a traffic dispute. She also had a cameo in the film "A Very Brady Sequel" in 1996.