Ivana Trump was born Ivana Marie Zelnícková on February 20, 1949, in Gottwaldov (now Zlín), Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic). Her athletic talents emerged at an early age. Trump started skiing competitively at the age of six. At 12, she entered a national training program. During her teenage years, Trump competed in tournaments throughout Europe.
Around 1972, she married her first husband, Austrian skier Alfred Winklmayr. Their union only lasted a few years.
Eventually immigrating to Canada, Trump spent some time working as a ski instructor before starting a modeling career in the 1970s. Her work eventually brought her to New York in 1976. During her time there, she met aspiring real estate mogul Donald Trump.
Ivana married Donald Trump in 1977. The couple had three children together, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. Ivana separated from her husband in 1990 amid rumors of his affair with Marla Maples. After lengthy divorce proceedings, Trump won a $20 million divorce settlement.
Trump married wealthy Italian businessman Riccardo Mazzucchelli. The couple only lasted two years before separating in 1997. In April 2008, Ivana Trump married Rossano Rubicondi. Trump, 59, and Rubicondi, 36, dated for six years before they married in a lavish ceremony at Donald Trump's Palm Beach, Florida, estate. But this fourth trip down the aisle soon proved to be another short union.more » « less