Facts of Francesca Hilton
How Rich Was Francesca Hilton, Her Net Worth?
Francesca Hilton, late American actress, comedian and photographer, born in high-class family was cut off financially before her death in 2015. Famed as the great-aunt of the very famous Paris Hilton and Nicky Rothschild, Francesca owned the net worth of $10,000 at the time of her death.
Alongside her family business Hilton Hotels earnings, Hilton also made her fortune from her notable acting career. She appeared in the films like A Safe Place (1971) and The Gravy Train (1974).
Francesca Hilton’s Net Worth: Salary, Income Sources & Earnings
Born to actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, and founder of the Hilton hotel dynasty, Conrad Hilton, Francesca was raised in lavish lifestyle and luxury. Apart from the family business venture, Francesca Hilton made her gateway to success via her acting career.
Even if The Richest claimed her net worth to be $10 million in 2013, by the time of her death in 2015, the high-born personality was nearly broke. As per Celebrity Net Worth, she was only worth $10,000 at that time.
Why? Well, Francesca was left to take care of her incapacitated mother (loss of voice, hearing, and eyesight, as well as total dementia) and step-father Frederic that sucked out a chunk of money from the actress.
Having appeared in the movies like A Safe Place (1971), The Gravy Train (1974), and Forever Fabulous (1999), Hilton made hundreds of thousand dollars revenue. The other source of her income was her career as a comedian and photographer.
Francesca Hilton, who briefly worked as a photographer in 1980s, later in 2008, worked as a comedian on a regular basis at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood, featuring her family issues.
Disappointing Estate Share For Hilton
After her father Conrad’s death in 1979, Francesca Hilton got only $100,000 out of her father’s $200 million fortune from the Hilton Hotel stock estate. As reported, most of her father’s wealth was donated to the foundation Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
Even after she fought for the inheritance of the will, it was not more than a disappointment.
On the other hand, her half-brother Barron Hilton’s court challenge got him the voting interest and income rights over the majority of Hilton Hotel corporate stock.
Like his father, Barron, in 2007 pledged to donate 97% of $2.3 billion to the foundation upon his death.
Any Francesca Hilton's Endorsement & Charity?
Seems there is no report stating the lucrative endorsement deal of Hilton. But she was actively working for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, a non-profit organization focusing to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
Meanwhile, as of April 2019, the foundation has an endowment of $2.6 billion.
Assets, House, Cars, Expenses & Lifestyle
While as a child, Francesca Hilton used to have a lavish lifestyle, from luxury in million dollars mansion to private jet setting to Rome and Paris. But it turned opposite while growing up after she was abandoned from the massive estate share of Hotel Hilton chain.
Well, her hard-partying ways and expenses on costly clothes also became the start to her net worth degradation that left her nearly broke at the time of death.
As reported, she lived mostly in Los Angeles, California, but never disclosed the worth and purchase detail of her house.
Francesca Hilton was sued by her step-father Frederic von Anhalt in 2005 accusing her of the fraud.
The suit stated that Hilton forged her mother Zsa Zsa Gabor’s signature and took a loan of $2 million using the $14-million home as collateral. However, after Gabor failed to show up for court hearings, the case was dismissed.
Did you know? While Francesca was infant back in 1947, a burglar entered her home and stole over $750,000 worth jewelry. The burglar had tied her mother and housekeeper and threatened to kill Francesca.
Francesca Hilton’s Personal Details: Bio, Family, Marriage, Husband & Death
Born on March 10, 1947, in New York City, the US, Francesca's full name was Constance Francesca Gabor Hilton. Francesca Hilton’s mother Zsa Zsa Gabor was a Hungarian-born actress and socialite while father Conrad Nicholson Hilton was the founder of the Hilton Hotel chain.
A year before her birth, Hilton's parents divorced in September 1946 but she lived with her father. For a fact, after the divorce, Francesca’s mother married Frederic von Anhalt (ninth husband).
Francesca Hilton held American nationality and was of white ethnicity.
Well, Hilton married only once in her life but never shared any children. She was in a marital relationship with Joseph Piche. The duo lived together as husband-wife for 17 years until their divorce in 2010.
As reported, she was engaged to Michael Natsis at the time of her death.
Death & Cause
She died on January 5, 2015, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The cause of her death was a major stroke. At the time of death, Hilton's age was 67.
Her funeral was held at St Ambrose Catholic Church, West Hollywood, where she was cremated.
Fact: The possession of Francesca's body by her step-father was rejected, instead, her half-brother Barron Hilton was given the body. Hilton's mother Gabor suffering from dementia was never informed of her daughter's death; Gabor died in December 2016.