Ivana Trump


Ivana Trump is the example of ambition, motherhood, and professionalism. She is also the ultimate symbol of strength, glamour, and worldliness. She is one of the few people who have been in the public eye for over twenty years, and has always been able to stand her ground. Ivana was raised in Czechoslovakia in a town just south of Prague. Growing up, her father noticed her athletic capabilities and began training her, with a focus on skiing. By the age of 6, she won her first downhill race she competed in. Ivana continued to ski competitively through high school and continued after she graduated. Shortly after graduating high school, she met fellow professional skier George Syrovatka and fell in love. The two were both students at Charles University in Prague and the Czechoslovakian ski team. Trump was a prized skier for both her school and country. Ivana earned a masters degree, and immigrated to Canada, where George was waiting for her. She began modeling for Audrey Morris, which at the time was the top modeling agency in Montreal. In the summer of 1976, the agency sent models to New York to promote the Olympic games held in Montreal. One night, while at a trendy and overcrowded restaurant, they were seated immediately at a reserved table- compliments of a man by the name of Donald Trump. Ivana and Donald spent a year together before they wed in 1977. After a year of marriage, Ivana gave birth to their first son, Donald Jr. Over the next five years, they had two more children, Ivanka and Eric. During her marriage to Donald, she became the Vice President of Interior Design for the Trump Organization. She was responsible for all interior design endeavors for all the Trump real estate. She was also the Chief Executive Officer and President of Trump’s Castle Hotel and Casino for five years and then had the same position at the Plaza Hotel for four years in New York. Under Ivana’s leadership, The Plaza was recognized as the best luxury hotel in America. In 1990, the Trump’s separated, and their divorce was finalized in 1992. Today, she has established two companies of her own- Ivana, Inc. which manages her appearances, and Ivana Haute Couture, which markets Ivana’s line of cosmetics, accessories, and perfumes which are sold over the internet and on shopping networks. Ivana, Inc. manages her other activities, including but not limited to appearances in print and television advertisements for companies such as Coors Light, Pizza Hut, KFC, and others. She has been portrayed by ABC Biography Channel and Portraits by Lifetime.

Ivana Trump

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