Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor's Home Featured in 'Argo'
What do you do when your glamorous gated estate in Bel Air just won't sell? You rent it out to the movie industry, of course. More than a year after hitting the market for $15 million, 95-year-old actress Zsa Zsa Gabor's mansion can be seen in the current box office hit Argo.Owned By: Hungarian-born actress Zsa Zsa Gabor
Listed By: Robert Erickson of Rodeo Realty
Produced by Ben Affleck, the film is based on the true story of CIA "exfiltration" specialist Tony Mendez (played by Affleck), who poses as a movie producer shooting a science fiction flick in Iran in order to extract six American hostages from the country. Gabor's mansion stars as the home of producer Lester Siegel (played by Alan Arkin), and its elaborate façade, grand circular foyer and expansive terraces can all be spotted in the movie.
The home will be getting more screen time next year in Behind the Candelabra, a film about the life of pianist Liberace starring Matt Damon and Michael Douglas.
Despite its busy filming schedule, the Hollywood regency-style residence remains on the market for $14.9 million. Gabor has owned the home since 1973 and -- according to the listing -- has entertained U.S. presidents, CEOs, dignitaries and celebrities there. Her ninth husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, announced in January 2011 that they would sell the home to cover her medical bills from a string of surgeries and allow her to move into a lower-maintenance condo where she could recover.