The life of Ivana Trump reads like the plot of a particularly colorful Jackie Collins novel. Who could be a better protagonist for an ’80s bonkbuster than a beautiful, big-haired female skier from a troubled background? Especially one that grabs the attention of a billionaire New York playboy and inspires him to change his ways and settle down.
Although in this case it’s the not-so-happy marriage to Donald Trump that has captivated the world rather than the relatively brief courtship.
In death as in life, Ivana’s public persona is inseparable from her ex-husband – the news that she had died of cardiac arrest at the age of 73 was broke on Thursday by the former president of the world she, Twitter and Facebook banned, posted on his own social media platform Truth Social. In true Donald Trump fashion, there were even reports that he included a link for donations to his campaign in the subsequent email sent out in memory of her.
While the focus on the Trumps has never been more hectic than during Donald’s White House tenure, the portly, shoulder-padded, no-nonsense Ivana will always be associated with hedonistic 1980s Manhattan. She never became First Lady, but called herself “First Trump Lady”. Married to Donald from 1977 to 1992 and mother to their three oldest children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric, Ivana and her husband soon became synonymous with success in money-obsessed New York.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/how-ivana-trump-became-queen-1980s/ How Ivana Trump became the queen of the 1980s