MIL­LION DOL­LAR AMER­I­CAN PRINCESSES

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

7.35PM, SBS

Miss­ing Down­ton Abbey? El­iz­a­beth McGovern fronts this his­tor­i­cal doco se­ries which, she says, formed the ba­sis for her char­ac­ter Lady Gran­tham’s story. From the mid 1800s, US heiresses were groomed – and paid money – to marry an English lord. Tonight’s episode starts with the story of Con­suelo Van­der­bilt, whose mar­riage led to a life of misery de­spite her for­tune.

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