Jolie Gabor Biography
(Jeweler and Socialite & Mother of Actresses 'Magda', 'Zsa Zsa' and 'Eva Gabor')
Birthday: September 30, 1896 (Libra)
Born In: Budapest, Hungary
Jolie Gabor was an entrepreneur and socialite. She had a storied life and career that spanned over a century. She was born into a Jewish family who were successful jewelers in their own right. She continued the family business in the 1930s when she opened her own crystal and porcelain shop. She also opened a costume jewelry shop that had 5 locations before her business came to an abrupt halt during the Nazi occupation of 1944. Being Jewish, Gabor needed to make a swift escape. She used her connections to get a safe passage to Portugal, although other members of her family were not as lucky. Her grandmother and younger brother Sebastian died at a Nazi labor camp. Jolie Gabor showed her resolve when she moved to America and re-established her Jewelry empire. She started with a store in New York City and expanded to an office in Palm Springs, California. She spent her later years advocating for female empowerment in the business world. She had 3 daughters with her first husband that all saw moderate success as actresses.