| Ivana Trump |
20 February 1949
|Died||14 July 2022 (Age 73)|
New York City
Cause of death
|Alma mater||Charles University|
|Children|| • Ivanka Trump|
• Eric Trump
• Donald Trump Jr
|Spouse|| • Roffredo Gaetani|
• Alfred Winklmay
• Donald Trump
• Riccardo Mazzucchelli
• Rossano Rubicondi
|Member of||Jeffrey Epstein/Black book, Trump family|
|Victim of||premature death|
Ivana Marie Trump (nee Zelníčková) was a Czech-American businesswoman, media and television personality, fashion designer, author, and former model. She lived in Canada in the 1970s before migrating to the United States, where she married Donald Trump in 1977. She held key managerial positions in The Trump Organization.
In an interview with Whitney Webb, Maria Farmer, a victim of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell who had reported both to the FBI in 1996 for child pornography, sex trafficking and sexual assault, told how Ivana Trump, President Trump’s ex-wife, frequently accompanied Ghislaine Maxwell when she went to recruit pre-teen girls for Epstein.
Early life and education
Ivana Zelníčková was born on February 20, 1949, in the Moravian city of Zlín, Czechoslovakia. Her father encouraged her skiing talent, a practice she began at age four. After developing skills as a skier, she joined the junior national ski team, which offered her opportunities to travel beyond the Soviet-era communist boundaries of what was then the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic. She attended Charles University in Prague and earned a master's degree in physical education in 1972.
Accounts differ as to Trump's history of skiing competitively. It was reported that she was selected as an alternate on the Czechoslovak ski team during the 1972 Winter Olympics, specializing in downhill and slalom. However, in 1989, Petr Pomezný, Secretary General of the Czechoslovak Olympic Committee, refuted the claim and stated that despite searching extensively, no record could be found of her involvement.
Immigration to Canada
In 1971, Zelníčková married Alfred Winklmayr, an Austrian ski instructor and her platonic friend, in order to obtain Austrian citizenship. The marriage granted her the freedom to leave Communist Czechoslovakia without defection so she could retain the right to return to visit her parents. Ivana Winklmayr received her Austrian passport in March 1972. The following year, she obtained an absentee divorce from Alfred Winklmayr in Los Angeles, California, where he had moved to teach skiing.
Zelníčková was romantically involved with the lyricist and playwright George (Jiři) Staidl who was killed in a car accident in 1973. After Staidl's death, Trump moved to Canada where she lived with George (Jiři) Syrovatka whom she had dated since 1967; Syrovatka had defected to Canada in 1971 and owned a ski boutique in Montreal. She lived in Montreal for two years where she continued to improve her English by taking night courses at McGill University and also worked as a model.
- Hurt III 1993, p. 99.
- https://people.com/archive/ivana-alone-vol-33-no-11/ |title =Ivana Alone|work =People Magazine