Feb 26, 2018 · Consuelo’s 1895 marriage to Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill, 9th duke of Marlborough, made her a duchess and provided a dowry that kept Blenheim afloat. Theirs has been described as one of the most unhappy and blatantly arranged marriages in history.
In 1921 the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough formally divorced and Consuelo married dashing French aviator Jacques Balsan who she had first met in Paris at her coming out ball hosted by the Duc de Gramont. It was, in Consuelo’s words, a marriage of love. The 9 th Duke of Marlborough married a dazzling American beauty Gladys Deacon. Marcel ...
Gladys Marie Spencer-Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (née Deacon; 7 February 1881 – 13 October 1977) was a French American aristocrat and socialite. She was the mistress and later the second wife of Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough.
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 home; married Charles Richard Spencer ...
May 18, 2018 · Notable matches included that of railroad heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt to the Duke of Marlborough and dry goods heiress Mary Leiter to Lord Curzon.
Consuelo Vanderbilt (1876–1964), Duchess of Marlborough, and Her Son, Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill (1898–1956) Giovanni Boldini Italian. 1906. Not on view. Strikingly beautiful, elegant, and wealthy, with a distinguished family pedigree to match, Consuelo Vanderbilt was the doyenne of international high society.
Consuelo Vanderbilt. (1877-1964), Former wife of 9th Duke of Marlborough, and later wife of Jacques Balsan; daughter of William Kissam Vanderbilt. Consuelo (née Vanderbilt), Duchess of Marlborough (later Mrs Balsan) Sitter in 10 portraits.