Zsa Zsa Gabor Private Life Bio: Gabor's Husbands, Legal Violations, Money and Zsa Zsa's Health

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Zsa Zsa Gabor has been around a long time, not only has she appeared in numerous movies but her social life and Zsa Zsa's personal life have often been in the news, as she became more of a professional socialite than an actress she kept her name in the headlines and flaunted her many marriages and affairs as well as her love of money and jewelry. Here are a few interesting facts about the private life of Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Zsa Zsa Born and Bred

Sarolta Gabor was born on February 6th, 1917 (although the date has been disputed) in Hungary, Sarolta, was commonly known as Sari later to become Zsa Zsa (when her daughter couldn't pronounce Sari). She had two sisters, Magda and Eva. The Gabor family is of Jewish decent, but Zsa Zsa later became Christian. Zsa Zsa Gabor is well known for her love of jewelry, and this may have come from the fact that her parents, especially her mother, were prosperous jewelers in Hungary before WWII. Later her mother continued working in the jeweler trade when she came to America.

Gabor Quote: "I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back."

Zsa Zsa Gabor attended a Swiss boarding school, Madame Subilia's boarding school for girls.

Zsa Zsa Gabor was a contestant in the 1936 Miss Hungary beauty contest, different accounts have claimed that she won the contest and that she was disqualified for being underage.

Zsa Zsa Gabor arrived in American in 1941 following her sister Eva.


Zsa Zsa Gabor's Husbands

Zsa Zsa Gabor has been married nine times, her sisters have also been married several times, Magda six and Eva five times.

Burhan Asaf Belge (1937-1941) Was the Turkish press director for the Turkish Foreign Ministry and the couple were married in Ankara. Gabor claimed the marriage was never consummated.

Conrad Hilton (1942-1946) Great grandfather of Paris Hilton, and father to Zsa Zsa's only child, Francesca, the multi-millionare left his daughter $10,000 in his will.

George Sanders (1949-1954) Later married Zsa Zsa's sister Magda. Sanders was a well known American actor and the voice of Shere Khan in The Jungle Book. Sanders committed suicide years after their divorce.

Herbert Hunter (1962-1966) Was a financial consultant.

Joshua S. Cosden Junior (1966-1967) Texas oil man, and business man.

Jack Ryan (1975-1976) Created the Barbie Doll and Chatty Cathy dolls

Michael O'Hara (1976-1983) O'Hara was Zsa Zsa's divorce attorney.

Felipe de Alba (1983-1983) They were married for one day and then the marriage was annulled and was considered illegal as Gabor was still technically married to O'Hara. Alba was a Mexican attorney and an actor. The couple was married by a ship's captain at sea.

Frederic Prinz von Anhalt (1986- ) Zsa Zsa's longest marriage, they are still married. Together with her husband Zsa Zsa adopted several men giving them the right to use the Prince's title for the price of one million Dollars. Prince Frederic himself was adopted in a business deal at the age of 37. In February 2010 Von Anhalt announced that he would be running for the office of governor of California.

Gabor Quote: When asked how many husbands she had had. "You mean other than my own?"

Zsa Zsa's Child

Zsa Zsa Gabor had one child – Constance "Francesca" Hilton, from husband number 2, Conrad Hilton. Gabor's daughter was born in 1947. Francesca is a comic by profession and has performed at the Comedy Store. Zsa Zsa's daughter does not get along with Gabor's 9th husband, and they were even involved in a legal battle over an illegal forged morgage on the Gabor Bel Air home.

Gabor Politics

Zsa Zsa Gabor is a Republican.

Zsa Zsa Gabor and Elke Sommer

Zsa Zsa Gabor had an ongoing feud with Elke Sommer, when Elke said Gabor had a big behind, and Gabor said Elke's career was washed up, then Zsa Zsa's husband, Anhalt said that Sommer had called all German men pigs. The feud ended in Gabor losing a libel suit and having to pay Sommer a million dollars.

Gabor and the Law

Zsa Zsa Gabor was arrested and found guilty in 1989 of assaulting (slapping) a police officer when being pulled over for a traffic violation; she was sentenced to three days in jail and a $13,000 fine. Other scraps with the law include being sues over a breach of contract with a theme park; battery, driving without a license and being arrested for public profanity.


Zsa Zsa Gabor's Health

Zsa Zsa Gabor has survived several health issues including injuries from a car accident; a blocked carotid artery; a stroke; partial paralysis; an infection in her leg; hip replacement surgery and has recently in July 2010 been hospitalized in critical condition and had two blood clots removed.

Zsa Zsa Gabor Books

There are 4 biographies and autobiographies documenting Zsa Zsa Gabor's life they are: Zsa Zsa Gabor, My Story by Zsa Zsa Gabor with Gerold Frank; How to catch a Man, How to keep a man, and How to get rid of a man by Zsa Zsa Gabor; One Lifetime is not enough by Zsa Zsa Gabor in collaboration with Wendy Leigh and Gaborabilia by Anthony Turtu and Donald F Reuter.


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