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Eyes of the portico at Blenheim, taken by Hugo Vickers for the Telegraph. (He's the biographer of the 9th Duke of Marlborough's second wife, Gladys Deacon, who was also American. But not an heiress.)
Gladys Deacon (1881-1977) who became the second wife of the 9th Duke of Marlborough.
Gladys Deacon, the eccentric Duchess of Marlborough.
Sphinx at Blenheim, head of Gladys Deacon, 2nd wife of the 9th Duke of Marlborough.
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Consuelo Vanderbilt | Gladys Deacon (pictured) followed Consuelo as Duchess of Marlborough when she married the 9th Duke following his divorce from Consuelo
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Gladys Deacon, her beauty celebrated, in a photograph by Lafayett. At 22 she had wax injections in an early cosmetic surgery attempt, which had a detrimental affect on her famous good looks.
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