This song is about the Hollywood actress Zsa Zsa Gabor. In a Songfacts interview with Maxi Priest
, explained the meaning behind the lyrics. "I remember we were in the studio trying to create a song about a seductive, provocative, and strong woman," he said. "Robin came up with the idea of Zsa Zsa Gabor and we just went for it! 'Who's a fire like Zsa Zsa,' the progression, melodies, and the lyrical content just flowed."
Born Sári Gábor, Zsa Zsa was a Hugarian-American actress and socialite who starred in films such as Lovely To Look At
and Moulin Rouge
. Outside of Hollywood, she was known for her extravagant party lifestyle and her string of husbands: She was married nine times! In 1961, her home in Bel Air was destroyed following a brush fire. Burt Lancaster and Joan Fontaine were among the other celebrities whose houses were lost to the flames. Speaking to the press at the time, Zsa Zsa complained: "My three dark minks, my white mink, my sables, some really very nice little jewels are gone."