Zsa Zsa Gabor, also known as Sári Prinzessin von Anhalt since her marriage to Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, is a Hungarian-American actress, socialite and former beauty queen.
Zsa Zsa Gabor was born as Sári Gábor in Budapest, the middle daughter of Vilmos Gábor, a soldier, and Jolie Gábor. Her sisters, Magda and Eva, also became actresses and socialites. The family was of Jewish descent; their mother, Jolie, was a cousin of Annette Tilleman Lantos, the wife of California Congressman and Holocaust survivor Tom Lantos. Gabor, however, is a Catholic.
Following studies at Madame Subilia's, a Swiss boarding school, Zsa Zsa Gabor was discovered by the famous tenor Richard Tauber on a trip to Vienna in 1936 and was invited to sing the soubrette role in his new operetta Der singende Traum at the Theater an der Wien, her first stage appearance. Gabor
reportedly had a romance with a composer named Willi Schmidt-Kentner, according to the 1960 "bio-autobiography" Zsa Zsa Gábor, My Story, written by Gabor with Gerold Frank. Her initial fame came from her work as an actress, and grew from her public appearances in the 1950s and 1960s.