Miss Hungary 1936, Zsa Zsa Gabor, is regarded as one of the 20th century’s great beauties, having wooed nine men into marriage (so far). Celebrating her 100th birthday in early 2017, Zsa Zsa Gabor’s timeless beauty and elegance has been described as like “a woman from the court of Louis XV who has managed to live in the 20th century”.
Of the famous Gabor girls (mother Jolie, and sisters Magda and Eva), who dominated the society pages in the 30s, 40s and 50s, it was Zsa Zsa who truly captured the attention of the world, and the hearts of many men.
Born in Budapest in 1917, Zsa Zsa’s enchanting beauty was noted from a young age, and was sent to leading European stage and performance schools to hone her developing acting talents. In Vienna, at the age of 17, she was spotted by tenor, Richard Tauber, who convinced her to sing in his upcoming operetta. From here she scooped her Miss Hungary title and made her way across the Atlantic to break Hollywood.
After decades living life in the Hollywood limelight, Zsa Zsa has signalled her intention to return to Budapest to live in 2017. She’d undoubtedly be welcome in the Hilton Budapest, a delightful hotel built in a 13th-century Dominican church. Legend has it that Zsa Zsa convinced then-husband, Conrad Hilton, to save the church and turn it into the beautiful hotel rather than flatten the site and start from the ground up.