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Zsa Zsa Gabor and Her Nine Marriages

Updated on April 8, 2013
1954 photograph of Zsa Zsa Gabor
1954 photograph of Zsa Zsa Gabor | Source

Before she slapped the cop and got taken to the cleaners by Bernie Madoff, Zsa Zsa Gabor appeared in films such as Moulin Rouge (1952), guest starred on a large number of television shows, and tallied up even larger numbers of marriages and divorces. Aside from being the most famous actress out of the three Gabors, Zsa Zsa left Eva and Magda in the dust as far as failed marriages: Magda’s six and Eva’s five can’t hold a candle to Zsa Zsa’s nine!

I am a marvelous housekeeper: every time I leave a man I keep his house – Zsa Zsa Gabor

1. 1937 – 1941: Burhan Asaf Belge (1899–1967)

Zsa Zsa was 20 years old when she married her first husband. Burhan Asaf Belge, a man 18 years older than her, was a Turkish politician, writer and intellectual who is now most famous for being Zsa Zsa Gabor’s first husband – as well as her first ex: they divorced after approximately four years of marriage.

2. April 10, 1942 – December 22, 1947: Conrad Hilton (1887-1979)

The only child Zsa Zsa Gabor had was with her second husband, Conrad Hilton, the hotel magnate. The child, Francesca Hilton, was supposedly conceived by rape; this may be one of the many reasons why Zsa Zsa and Conrad Hilton divorced.

Trivia Fact: Conrad Hilton is Paris Hilton’s great-grandfather. This would therefore make Zsa Zsa Gabor the ex-step-great-grandmother of Paris Hilton.

3. April 2, 1949 – April 2, 1954: George Sanders (1906-1972)

Talk about a way to celebrate your wedding anniversary! Gabor’s third divorce came exactly five years after she had married actor George Sanders (All About Eve, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Rebecca). In 1970, Sanders married Magda Gabor. This marriage lasted only slightly over one month.

4. November 5, 1962 – March 3, 1966: Herbert Hutner (1908-2008)

Herbert Hutner is probably most famous for being an adviser to President Ronald Reagan. His marriage to Gabor turned into the latter’s forth divorce.

5. March 9, 1966 – October 18, 1967: Joshua S. Cosden Jr.

Virtually nothing is known about Joshua S. Cosden Jr., before, during, or since his brief marriage to Gabor. This, marriage number five, ended as divorce number five.

6. January 21, 1975 – August 24, 1976: Jack Ryan (1926-1991)

Engineer and designer Jack Ryan did two things in life that brought him attention: he helped design the Barbie doll; and he became Zsa Zsa Gabor’s sixth husband. After 18 months and three days he became her sixth ex.

7. August 27, 1976 – November 30, 1982: Michael O’Hara VIII

Not much is known about Michael O’Hara. He was a divorce attorney and Gabor supposedly met and fell in love with him during the process of her divorce from Jack Ryan. Whatever happened, Gabor and O’Hara certainly didn’t waste any time in getting married: A mere three days after divorcing husband number six, Zsa Zsa married husband number seven. This marriage lasted for a record setting six years, three months, and three days before turning into Gabor’s divorce number seven.

8. April 13-14, 1983: Felipe de Alba (1924-2005)

During the 1980s, Felipe de Alba (now known for appearing in Real Women Have Curves) was an unsuccessful actor and movie producer. He was basically unsuccessful with Zsa Zsa Gabor as well: their marriage hardly counts as it was annulled after less than 24 hours.

9. August 14, 1986 – present: Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt (1943- )

Gabor’s longest marriage has been with a man 27 years her junior. Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt and Zsa Zsa Gabor have been married for nearly 30 years, despite Gabor’s track record and von Anhalt’s continued arguments with Francesca Hilton.

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      Geoffrey Kerosi 

      5 years ago from Nairobi

      Never heard of any other person with record breaking divorces...voted up..

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