Richard “Mortel” Lugner had them all |
In the nineties I wish Lady Gaga
The Vienna Opera Ball without big stars from America – hardly imaginable!
Since the early 1990s, Austrian construction giant Richard “Mörtel” Lugner (89) has called on celebrities to shine a little more in their own glamour. On Tuesday he celebrates his ninetieth birthday.
Of course, Hollywood stars are not among his friends. Lugner buys them for an evening and is happy to pay a six-figure fee for them. There are Hollywood stars like Joan Collins (89), Andie MacDowell (64), Melanie Griffith (65) and Goldie Hawn (76) – but there are also real-life icons like Paris Hilton (41) or Kim Kardashian (41).
And it’s hard to believe, even Nadia “Bartender” Abdel-Faraj (57) and Dieter Bohlen (68) were once Lugner stars. But they were just alternatives to short-term cancellation.
But who is Lugner’s ultimate dream guest?
“This was Liz Taylor. We really tried everything, but unfortunately it didn’t work out until she passed away,” he told BILD am SONNTAG.
Since this week he is again on the guest program. An agency is negotiating with six potential women in Los Angeles.
He does not want to reveal what it is in advance. But someone must accompany him to the opera ball on February 16, 2023.
“I’ve already paid for the box,” he says. And he has a dream, too.
“Lady Gaga would be great. But he probably won’t come to me. I have to sign her at Lugner City.”
Lugner stars alongside him attract a lot of attention. But it is important for him to find a new wife.
After five marriages and many relationships, “I am currently single”, He says. “She must be like this by the age of 40 and have a business acumen.” And of course she will also be allowed to go to the opera ball.
This article is from BILD am SONNTAG. The entire edition e-paper is available over here.