The Chisholms - Netflix

The Chisholms - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1979-03-29

The Chisholms - Sheila Chisholm - Netflix

Margaret Sheila Mackellar Chisholm (9 September 1895 – 13 October 1969) was an Australian socialite and “it girl” in British high society during and after World War I. She married three times: Francis St Clair-Erskine, Lord Loughborough (heir to the 5th Earl of Rosslyn); Sir John Charles Peniston Milbanke, 11th Bt; and Prince Dmitri Alexandrovich of Russia. Chisholm also had close relationships with brothers George VI and Edward VIII, both future Kings of the United Kingdom. Chisholm's romantic liaison with George ended when his father, George V, told him to leave the already-married Australian and find someone more suitable. Known for her striking beauty, she is likely the inspiration for the Australian phrase “a good-looking sheila”.

The Chisholms - Death and legacy - Netflix

Chisholm had fallen into obscurity by the time of her death and was almost completely forgotten until the publication of journalist Robert Wainwright's 2014 biography Sheila: The Australian Beauty Who Bewitched British Society.

The Chisholms - References - Netflix