Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill

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Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill (born 7 October 1958)[1] is an English interior decorator and founder of Woodstock Designs. Her name has been more than once included in a list of 100 Leading Interior Designers by House & Garden magazine.[2] She is the author of several books on the subject, as well as Blenheim and the Churchill Family: A Personal Portrait (2005), an historical and anecdotal account of her family home, Blenheim Palace.[3]

Lady Henrietta is the youngest child and only daughter of the 11th Duke of Marlborough by his first wife Susan Mary, daughter of Michael Hornby. She is the great-granddaughter of Consuelo Vanderbilt and the step-sister of Christina Onassis through her father's second marriage to Tina Onassis Niarchos, former wife of Aristotle Onassis. She was married to German banker Nathan Gelber from 1980 to 1989, with whom she has sons David (born 1981) and Maximilian (born 1985).[1]

She is also the president of the English registered charity, The Azima Foundation.


  1. ^ a b Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 2620. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1. 
  2. ^ "Henrietta Spencer-Churchill - House & Garden 100 Leading Interior Designers". House and Garden. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "The real battles of Blenheim", The Daily Mail. 24 September 2005