Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
- Category : 1904-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (43,56)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Industry 2
American socialite born in Switzerland to a noted family, the identical twin to Thelma and the daughter of a Diplomat father and a Spanish mother. The twins had an older sister, Consuelo, and a younger brother, Harry. They were raised in a half dozen international homes with many travels and little time with their parents. Gloria adored her dad but grew to eventually have total enmity with her mom.
Both girls were on their own in New York when barely 16. The following year she met Reggie Vanderbilt; passionately in love, they married in March 1923. She entered society as a wealthy matron with travels and an active calendar. On 20 February 1924, she had their daughter, Gloria, who later became famed as an American fashion designer.
When the baby was still an infant, Reggie died. From then on there were years of legalities leading up to a seven-week court case for the control of the baby, as it was she who was heir to the Vanderbilt millions. Gloria lost the case, retaining only visitation rights as the child went to her aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
She died of cancer on 13 February 1965 in Los Angeles, California.