List of American heiresses

List of American heiresses

This is a list of some American socialites, from the Gilded Age to the end of the 20th century, who married into the European nobility, peerage and royalty :

Frances Work, great-grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales
Consuelo Vanderbilt, member of Vanderbilt family and Duchess of Marlborough

Beginning of the Reconstruction Era and the Gilded Age (at the End of the American Civil War) on 9 May 1865

End of the practice of granting hereditary peerages in the UK (with the Baron Margadale) on 1 January 1965

These are some other major American heiresses, living and past :

Amanda Hearst, great-granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst
Cindy McCain, wife of presidential nominee John McCain and heiress of Hensley & Co. company

Fictional American heiresses

See also


  1. ^ "The Heirs of Europe LANTE DELLA ROVERE". see line 32 & 33. Ronald Elward 2009-2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.