Mystery Deepens Over Aspen Socialite's Death
03/15/2014 AT 01:00 PM EDT
To her friends in the small Colorado ski community of Aspen [population: 6,600], those words also aptly described the ski mountain heiress, who loved to party, travel and cultivate friendships up and down the social ladder.
"She didn't care if you were a busboy or a movie star," says author Michael Cleverly, a longtime friend.
A former girlfriend of actor Michael Douglas, Pfister, 57, counted Jack Nicholson, Woody Harrelson and Goldie Hawn among her friends.
"Kate [Hudson] was kind of a big sister to me when I was really little," says Juliana Pfister, 28, her only child. Gonzo journalist Hunter Thompson "babysat me a bunch of times."
Gregarious and adventurous, says Cleverly, "Nancy knew how to have fun better than anyone I have ever known."