Million Dollar American Princesses

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" on "Million Dollar American Princesses". 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.

Show Info

Network: United States Smithsonian Channel (2015 - now)
Schedule: Sundays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 4 episodes

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Leading Ladies

Episode 2x04; Jan 24, 2016

They were three leading ladies, American heiresses who came to England and had a major impact on the fashion world, interior design, and even Parliament. Elizabeth McGovern's exploration of the women who inspired the acclaimed series "Downton Abbey"

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x04: Leading LadiesJan 24, 2016
2x03: Beautiful and DoomedJan 17, 2016
2x02: Queens of CultureJan 10, 2016
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