This week Zsa Zsa Gábor (aged 93) fell out of her bed and as a result has broken a number of bones. The picture of this marvel of plastic surgery holding a poodle is implanted on my mind. Actually, it belongs to the memories of my youth; I didn’t know she was still alive.
Zsa Zsa was what you call a socialite in the English language: someone who knows everyone worth knowing, while it remains a mystery why this should be the case. Zsa Zsa Gábor was the Paris Hilton of her time. From time to time socialites are cast in a movie, but this is due to their appearance and influential contacts.
For a while Zsa Zsa was married to Paris’ great-grandfather, so that she is in fact her step great-grandmother. Every time Zsa Zsa changed husbands, she made the headlines. She is known for this observation: ‘I am a perfect housekeeper: every time I divorce I keep the house.’ I do think it is the perfect finish for a socialite: falling out of bed at the end of your life.
But how does this relate to a great family tree? Go to the column on the Holland Park Press website to find out.