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Actress Eva Gabor started her Eva Gabor International wig company in 1972. Rather than dabbling in lots of products, Eva wanted to focus on doing one thing exceptionally well and she did — her company became the world’s largest wig-maker.

The brand sells styles inspired by Gabor’s own personal looks and Eva often appeared on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) to promote her products. She also aimed for comfort in the designs. “I had done a lot of movies and plays with costumes and wigs, and they used to be ghastly,” Gabor told the the LA Times. “They used to weigh tons.”

Though Gabor died in 1995, the brand continues to release new styles every season through a partnership with HairUWear.

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About Eva Gabor

Eva Gabor (February 11, 1919 – July 4, 1995) was a Hungarian-born American socialite and actress. She was widely known for her role on the 1965 to 1971 television sitcom Green Acres as Lisa Douglas, the wife of Eddie Albert’s character, Oliver Wendell Douglas. She voiced “Duchess” in the 1970 Disney film The Aristocats, and Miss Bianca in Disney’s The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. Gabor was successful as an actress in film, on Broadway and on television. She was also a successful businessperson, marketing wigs, clothing, and beauty products. Her elder sisters, Zsa Zsa and Magda Gabor, were also actresses and socialites.

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