9:00 PM EDT, September 3, 2010
LOS ANGELES -- Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband says he does not have any plans to plastinate his wife's body when she dies.
Frederic von Anhalt told reporters in Los Angeles Friday that the report in the German newspaper "Bild" was a pack of lies and said he planned to file a $10 million lawsuit against the New York Post for reporting the story.
The German newspaper quoted von Anhalt as saying "My wife has always dreamt that her beauty would be immortal."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 he never spoke to the German reporter and flatly denied the allegations. .
The German anatomist Gunther von Hagens is famous for the procedure and is best known for his controversial world exhibitions displaying plastinated bodies with just muscles and tendons intact.
Meantime, von Anhalt said his 93 year old wife is doing much better and is slowly recovering at home.
He told reporters that a physical therapist comes to the house every day and works with Zsa Zsa who is struggling to get out of bed. Von Anhalt said Zsa Zsa didn't have anything to eat for the past six or seven weeks, but is finally able to eat a little. She is enjoying matzo ball soup from the famous Nat and Al's deli.
Gabor has been hospitalized several times in the past months. She was rushed to the hospital again earlier this week after von Anhalt found her unconscious.
He says he is confident Zsa Zsa will recover and even said he looks forward to taking her window shopping along Beverly Hills' famous Rodeo Drive in two weeks.
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.