Oct 21, 2016 · Within a month, she had received five marriage proposals from various European suitors. Her mother, however, had her sights fixed firmly on the Duke. Alva Vanderbilt got her wish, and Consuelo and the Duke became engaged in September of 1895. Her mother leaked the news to the press right away.
Consuelo Vanderbilt. American socialite heiress, Duchess of Marlborough. She was the only daughter of railroad millionaire William Kissam Vanderbilt and his wife, southern belle and suffragist Alva Erskine Smith. Her Spanish name was in honor of her godmother, half-Cuban socialite Maria Consuelo Yznaga del Valle.
Feb 20, 2016 · Consuelo Vanderbilt, one of the “dollar heiresses,” cried her way down the aisle as she entered into a marriage brokered by her mother with the Duke of Marlborough. And the plane carrying Gloria...
Consuelo Vanderbilt-Balsan (formerly Consuelo Spencer-Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough; born Consuelo Vanderbilt; March 2, 1877 – December 6, 1964) was a socialite and a member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family.
Vanderbilt, Consuelo (1877–1964) American heiress and duchess of Marlborough. Name variations: Consuelo Churchill. Born on March 2, 1877, in New York; died in 1964; only daughter and one of three children of William Kissam Vanderbilt I (1849–1920) and Alva (Smith) Vanderbilt, later Alva Smith Belmont (1853–1933); educated privately at ...
Hall of Fame Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, Duchess of Marlborough Consuelo Vanderbilt (1877-1964) was one of the most highly sought-after heiresses of America’s Gilded Age: the period between 1870-1900 when US industrialists became the richest men in the world.
Mini Bio (1) Consuelo Vanderbilt was born on March 2, 1877 in New York City, New York, USA. She was previously married to Jacques Balsan and Charles Spencer-Churchill. She died on December 6, 1964 in Southampton, Long Island, New York, USA. Family (1) Spouse Jacques Balsan ( 4 July 1921 - 4 November 1956) (his death)