Million Dollar American Princesses

Million Dollar American Princesses

  • Seasons:
  • 2
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Join Elizabeth McGovern as she takes an in-depth look at the young American heiresses whose real life stories inspired the acclaimed TV drama "Downton Abbey." This series takes you from the late 1800s, when daughters of America's new industrial millionaires marry into the money-strapped British aristocracy, to the 20th century, when a new kind of American Princess wields power not through wealth, but through character, style, and wit. Through the decades, these women bring dramatic change to the European aristocracy and eventually the world.
Join Elizabeth McGovern as she takes an in-depth look at the young American heiresses whose real life stories inspired the acclaimed TV drama "Downton Abbey." This series takes you from the late 1800s, when daughters of America's new industrial millionaires marry into the money-strapped British aristocracy, to the 20th century, when a new kind of American Princess wields power not through wealth, but through character, style, and wit. Through the decades, these women bring dramatic change to the European aristocracy and eventually the world.

Season 2 (4 episodes)

  • 1. Queens of the Screen

    Original air date: 01/03/2016 Runtime: 46:11 min.

    Original air date: 01/03/2016 Runtime: 46:11 min. See how Grace Kelly, Gloria Swanson, and Rita Hayworth rose from Hollywood royalty to part of European nobility.

  • 2. Queens of Culture

    Original air date: 01/10/2016 Runtime: 46:11 min.

    Original air date: 01/10/2016 Runtime: 46:11 min. See how Winnaretta Singer, Sara Murphy, and Peggy Guggenheim rose to become towering figures in 20th century art.

  • 3. Beautiful and Doomed

    Original air date: 01/17/2016 Runtime: 46:11 min.

    Original air date: 01/17/2016 Runtime: 46:11 min. See how American heiresses Barbara Hutton, Clara Ward, and "Kick" Kennedy found tragedy after marrying into royalty.

  • 4. Leading Ladies

    Original air date: 01/24/2016 Runtime: 46:11 min.

    Original air date: 01/24/2016 Runtime: 46:11 min. Meet three American heiresses who transformed their lives in England and blazed a trail for future generations of women.