Duchess of Windsor (Bessie Wallis Warfield)

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Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, USA
Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson Windsor was born in 1896 to a distinguished family. In 1916 she married Lt. Earl Winfield ("Win") Spencer, a pilot for the U.S. Navy. After World War I, Win began to drink heavily and became abusive. Wallis left Win and eventually divorced him in December 1927. Just six months later, Wallis married Ernest Simpson, who worked in the shipping business. The couple settled in London and attended social parties. At Lady Furness's house in 1931, she met Prince Edward and became a part of his circle of friends. In August 1934, Wallis and the Prince began an affair. Read more...


Character: Herself - Duke of WIndsor's Wife

Project XX 1954