13 Things About The Czech-American Fashion Designer, Model – CONAN Daily


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Ivana Marie Zelnickova Asset was an American fashion designer, model, and businesswoman from the Czech Republic. Here are 13 other things about him:


  1. She was born an electrical engineer Milos Zelnicek and telephone operator Marie Zelnickova in Gottwaldov, Moravia, Czechoslovakia, which was renamed Zlín, Czech Republic on January 1, 1990.
  2. In 1967, she began dating the Czech songwriter and playwright Jiři Staidlalso known as George Syrovatka.
  3. In 1971, Syrovatka defected to Canada. The same year, she married an Austrian ski instructor Alfred Winklmayr, his Platonic friend, to obtain Austrian nationality. Thanks to the marriage, she was allowed to leave Czechoslovakia without defection and return to visit her parents. In 1972, she graduated from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, with a master’s degree in physical education. In the same year, she received her Austrian passport.
  4. In 1973, Syrovatka died in a car accident in Říčany, Czech Republic. In the same year, she obtained a mail-order divorce from Winklmayr in Los Angeles, California, United States, where he had moved to teach skiing. From 1973 to 1975, she lived in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She attended McGill university in Montreal to improve her English while working as a model.
  5. In 1976, she met donald trump in New York, New York, USA, while working as a model. On April 7, 1977, they were married in Marble Collegiate in Manhattan, New York. She gave birth to their children Donald Trump Jr. in December 1977, Ivana Marie “Ivanka” Trump in October 1981 and Eric Trump in January 1984.
  6. In 1988, she became an American citizen. In the same year, she appeared in “The Oprah Winfrey Show“with Donald and on the BBC show”Wogan“.
  7. In October 1990, his father died of a heart attack. In December 1990, she and Donald were granted an uncontested divorce on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment on his part. In 1991, Donald halted his child support payments after being interviewed by Barbara Walters for the ABC show”20/20“. In 1992, the divorce was finalized and she released her book “For love aloneand appeared again on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” In 1993, his book “free to love” has been published.
  8. In 1995, his book “The best is yet to come: coping with divorce and enjoying life againwas published. In the same year, she chaired the Ivana’s house, a fashion and perfume company with a showroom on Park Avenue in New York City. In 1996, she had a small role in the film “The First Women’s Club” featuring Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn. From 1995 to 1997 she was married to the Italian entrepreneur Riccardo Mazzucchelli. She went out with an Italian aristocrat Count Roffredo Gaetani dell’Aquila d’Aragona Lovatelli from 1997 until his death in 2005.
  9. In 1998, she pursued business interests in Croatia. In February 1999, she launched her own lifestyle magazine entitled Ivana’s life in style.
  10. In 2002, she started dating the Italian actor and model Rossano Rubicondi. They were married on April 12, 2008 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, USA, which was hosted by Donald. After her and Rubicondi divorced in 2009, they continued a recurring relationship until 2019. Rubicondi died on October 29, 2021.
  11. In 2006, she hosted “Ivana young man“, a Oxygen Network reality TV special. In 2010, she appeared in the UK version of “celebrity big brother“. The same year, she sued a Finnish fashion company Ivana Helsinkiaccusing her of selling women’s clothing bearing her name without authorization.
  12. In 2017, she released an autobiography titled “Raising Trump“.
  13. On July 14, 2022, she died at her home in Manhattan at the age of 73.


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