Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Zsa Zsa

Bonjour from Campagne Maison


On February 6, 1917, Sari Gabor, better known as Zsa Zsa, was born in Budapest, Hungary. She was crowned Miss Hungary 1936. Zsa Zsa came to the United States with her two sisters, Eva and Magda, in search of movie stardom. However, rather than seek out acting jobs, she sought out wealth and jewels. Zsa Zsa's theory was that "any publicity is GOOD publicity". Married 9 times, her only daughter, Francesca Hilton, was from her marriage to hotel magnate, Conrad Hilton.

Officially known as an actress, she is more famous as an "old school celebrity sex symbol". Zsa Zsa's most famous "act" was from her arrest for slapping a police officer while being stopped for a traffic violation. She was found guilty, spent 3 days in jail, and had to pay over $13,000 in court costs. Aunt to Paris Hilton, Zsa Zsa is now 93 years old and suffering from complications of a stroke that she had in 2007.

In 2009, lawyers found that she may have lost as much as 10 million dollars with swindler Bernard Madoff thru third party investments.

Zsa Zsa's is noted for her many quotes which include:

"I am a marvelous house keeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house".

"Conrad Hilton was very generous to me in the divorce settlement. He gave me 5,000 Gideon Bibles".

"Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended".

I am participating in Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday. Please grab her button on my sidebar and head on over to the class room. This is our LAST Alphabet class and I am sure there will be lot's of good Z's and no zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's!


Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit. We love having company!


Au revoir,


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30 comments:

Jenny said...

Hi Jacque,

Zsa Zsa! What a perfect stop on the letter "Z" post for Alphabe-Thursday!

How clever you are to have thought of this!

I enjoyed learning more about this classy lady.

Thank you for linking!

A+

jeff campbell said...

Jacque...what a wonderful post...grew up watching this lady...very nice...Peace to you

signed...bkm said...

Love her...she and her sister were amazing..glam, glam and more...great choice of "Z's" ...blessings...bkm

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Zat waz marvelouz!

mrs. c said...

What a great post, I think you are right...Zsa Zsa was an old school sex symbol. I love the quotes and want to say thank you for participating in Alphabe and hope you continue!

lissa said...

I like her housekeeper quote. though I could never tell her apart from her sister Eva.

Viki said...

I remember watching Zsa Zsa a lot on talk shows. Personally, I liked Eva a lot better lol. Great Z post something I would never have thought of.

Terra said...

oh perfect! Zsa Zsa - couldn't wait to get here when I saw the title.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

She lead such an interesting life. I enjoyed learning more about her.

Red Couch Recipes said...

Was is Zsa Zsa that was on Green Acres or was that Eva, whichever I liked her very much. Fun post! Joni

Carol said...

Awesome Z post! She is so Zsa Zsa!

Sarah said...

Jacque, Zsa Zsa is a clever topic. I always enjoyed her.
Your Alphabet posts have been terrific. I've learned so many interesting things from your posts. ~ Sarah

Tina said...

I always enjoy learning new things, and this was no exception. Great choice for Z! And I need to say thanks for your lovely comment at Life is Good. It made my day.

Tracy said...

Thank you for sharing about Zsa Za been good reading your blog

Nora Johnson said...

Super ‘Z’ post – I love Zsa for her old Hollywood-style glamour & class!

It’s been great meeting over the past 26 weeks!

Have a great weekend,

LOLA:)

PS Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can join me!

Maggie B said...

You get double points for Zsa Zsa, great post.
Loved the quotes, she had a black belt in housekepeping, for sure!

Pondside said...

There was no one like Zsa Zsa - except perhaps,her sisters. They were outrageous and gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

What a nice finale to the Alphabet Thursday blogs. I have enjoyed all of them. You are always so clever and unique. You are one of a kind in my book. TL

Queenmothermamaw said...

Great post for Z and very interesting and informative. I enjoyed this.
QMM

laterg8r said...

i always think of her as the cop slapper LOL :D

Sea Witch said...

Delightful way to round up the Alphabet posts. Zsa Zsa is in a class all by herself. Sea Witch

Theresa said...

Very interesting reading about Zsa Zsa! She's one of a kind. Happy Z day to you!

Lorrie said...

I remember watching Zsa Zsa waft around the farmhouse in her elegant gowns on Green Acres. Haven't thought of that in years - this is a great post.
It's been fun reading through the alphabet with you.
Hope your summer is going well.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Green Acres was one of my favorite shows for years, but I think it was Eva who was in it with Eddie Albert? I might be wrong, guess I'll go ask Google.

Gotta love Eddie Albert too!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I haven't thought about Zsa Zsa in a long time. I guess it's been years since I last saw her on television. She was quite a character and I was sorry to hear about her stroke. I didn't realize she was Paris Hilton's aunt.

Sweetums5 said...

Fun and interesting post on Zsa-Zsa! Thanks for sharing.

Jo said...

oh this was a clever topic Jacque! completely enjoyable!

The Muse said...

Well, happy Z day :)
Oh what a great choice...LOL
She has always been a fav...
A terrific ending to 26 weeks of fun!

hope you can visit my z when you have time :)
http://adivashammer.com/?p=1662

Always Nesting said...

I love this piece of history! Zsa Zsa has certainly had a colorful life.

Barb said...

Hi Miss Jacque,

I am just checking in. It has been a while. Hope all is well.

big hugs,
Barb