In Downton Abbey, Elizabeth McGovern played Lady Cora Grantham, an American heiress who married a cash-strapped British aristocrat. Which makes her the ideal host of this series seen on the Smithsonian Channel. Spanning the late 1800s to the 20th century, it tells the stories of real-life American millionairesses and stars who changed Britain and Europe: Consuelo Vanderbilt, Grace Kelly, Peggy Guggenheim, Barbara Hutton, Nancy Astor, Pauline de Rothschild, and more. "A vivid, little-known history" - Daily Beast. 7 episodes, 5 ½ hrs, 2 DVDs, SDH.