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August 13, 1995|RUTH RYON | TIMES STAFF WRITER

ZSA ZSA GABOR has put her 21-acre horse ranch in Ventura County on the market at $1.45 million.

The Hungarian-born actress, whose sister--actress Eva Gabor--died last month, is about to leave for London to do some TV talk shows there. She was in London in May, doing a segment of "Late Show With David Letterman."

Gabor, 77, made her stage debut in Vienna at 15 and was Miss Hungary in 1936, but she is more famous for her many husbands than for her dozen-plus films. She is married to her eighth, Frederick von Anhalt.

A familiar face on TV talk and game shows, Gabor made headlines in 1989, when she was found guilty of slapping a Beverly Hills traffic officer.

She also made news in 1993, when a Santa Monica Superior Court jury awarded actress Elke Sommer $3.3 million in damages from Gabor and Von Anhalt for defaming Sommer in some German publications. Gabor filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year and is appealing what is said to be one of the largest personal libel judgments in history.

Gabor bought her horse ranch in February, 1990, for $1.75 million. At the time, she was said to have plans to sell her Bel-Air home and settle down on the ranch to raise Tennessee walking horses. She named the ranch Silver Fox Farm after her favorite horse.

By September, 1990, however, she had listed the ranch at $3.95 million. Soon afterward, she took it off of the market but maintained her Bel-Air residence.

The ranch is where Gabor temporarily housed a number of animals belonging to folks whose homes were damaged by the Northridge earthquake. By her count, Gabor took in 42 horses, some dogs, a few roosters and an Angora goat.

The ranch has a 48-stall barn, quarter-mile racetrack, two-bedroom house for the ranch manager, caretaker's apartment, pasture and dressage ring.

It is listed with Mary Woods of Jon Douglas Co.'s Camarillo office.

BARBRA STREISAND has created a three-home, three-acre personal compound for herself on a bluff in Malibu.

The Oscar-winning actress, 53, just purchased two homes next to the 3,200-square-foot one she bought in April.

Among her latest purchases is a 10,000-square-foot, Georgian-style manor, listed until recently at $10 million.

Built in 1984, the stone-covered home, with a slate roof, has eight bedrooms, 11 baths, five fireplaces, two stairways, a gym and a pool.

Streisand also bought the three-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot home between the Georgian manor and the home she bought earlier.

She paid close to the last asking price of $9 million for the Georgian manor and about $2 million for the smaller house, according to sources outside Malibu.

In creating a three-home compound, Streisand followed the lead of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who bought the third of his three contiguous homes in Pacific Palisades in June.

Streisand, however, was one of the first stars to have a personal compound. She had owned her former Malibu compound, which she donated two years ago to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, since the 1960s. It has four houses and a caretaker's cottage on a bit more than 20 acres.

Carol Rapf of Pritchett/Rapf & Associates in Malibu had been the listing agent on the Georgian-style manor, and Jack Pritchett, of the same firm, represented Streisand, other sources said. The seller is an industrial developer.

SHARON STONE has listed her former home off Mulholland Drive at $850,000.

The actress, who starred most recently as a gunslinger in "The Quick and the Dead," bought a Beverly Hills home in March for close to $4.5 million.

Stone, 36, has owned the Mulholland home since 1989, before she became one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood by starring in the 1992 film "Basic Instinct."

The Mulholland house has one bedroom and a den or second bedroom in about 1,700 square feet. Built in 1955, it is on a cul-de-sac with mountain and valley views.

It is listed with Marilyn Watson of Celebrity Properties, Beverly Hills.

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