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Constance Francesca Gabor Hilton (March 10, 1947 – January 5, 2015) was an American actress, photographer, and comedian. She was the only daughter of Hilton Hotel founder Conrad Hilton with his second wife, actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Francesca Hilton
Born Constance Francesca Gabor Hilton
(1947-03-10)March 10, 1947
New York, New York, U.S.
Died January 5, 2015(2015-01-05) (aged 67)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Stroke
Resting place Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, photographer, comedian
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Early life and familyEdit

Francesca Hilton was born in 1947 in New York City.[1][2]

Her father, Conrad Nicholas Hilton, was the founder of the Hilton Hotel chain.[1][3][4] Her mother, Zsa Zsa Gabor, was a Hungarian-born actress and socialite.[1][3][4] She was the only child of Zsa Zsa Gabor and therefore the only descendant of the Gabor sisters as well as the only daughter of Conrad Hilton. Her three half-brothers are Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Jr. (1926–1969); William Barron Hilton (born 1927);[3] and Eric Michael Hilton (1933–2016). She attended movie premieres with her mother and competed in equestrian competitions as a child.[2][3] In 1947, while Hilton was an infant, a burglar entered their home and tied up Zsa Zsa Gabor and their housekeeper, and threatened to kill Francesca. The burglar stole jewelry worth over $750,000.[5]

She worked in reservations at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California during summers as a teenager.[1] When her father died in 1979, he left most of his wealth to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.[1] She contested the will, which left her only $100,000, but lost the suit.[1][3]

Hilton resided in Los Angeles most of her life.[1] She was engaged to Michael Natsis.[1][4]

On June 1, 2005, her stepfather, Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, filed suit against her in a California court and accused her of fraud. The court threw out the case for lack of evidence.[1] Hilton denied the allegations.,[1] Hilton lived in West Hollywood apartments for the last 9 years of her life. After her mother Zsa Zsa Gabor became incapacitated (including loss of voice, hearing, and eyesight, as well as total dementia) and left to the care of her stepfather, Francesca was totally cut off financially. She did not have any children.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

She starred in A Safe Place in 1971[1][2] and The Gravy Train in 1974.[citation needed] She worked as a photographer in the 1980s.[1][2] She also worked for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.[3]

In 2008, she started a new career as a comedian, performing on a regular basis at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood.[1] Her show talked about her family.[6] She joked that her great-nieces, Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton, were "pole dancers and porn stars."[6]

According to her publicist, Edward Lozzi, she was writing an autobiography shortly before she died in 2015.[1][2] Its title was scheduled to be Hotels, Diamonds and Me.[7]

DeathEdit

She died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on January 5, 2015, after suffering a major stroke.[1][2][4] She was just over two months short of her 68th birthday.[1][2][4] Her stepfather's fight to take possession of her body was rejected by the Los Angeles coroner, and so her body remained in a morgue until her half-brother Barron Hilton was given her body. Her family and Francesca's close friends arranged her funeral.[3] She was survived by her then close-to-98-year-old mother, Zsa Zsa Gabor, who, suffering from dementia, was unaware of her daughter's death and was never informed before her own death in December 2016.[2]

Her funeral was held at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, West Hollywood.[8] She was cremated. Her ashes were interred at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery close to her aunt Eva Gabor.[6][9]

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