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Alva Belmont

Born: Jan 17, 1853

Death: Jan 26, 1933

Birthplace: Mobile

Nationality: United States

Alva Belmont

Date of Birth : Jan 17, 1853
Date of Death : Jan 26, 1933
Birth Place : Mobile

Alva Belmont, nee Alva Erskine Smith, and known as Alva Vanderbilt from 1875 to 1896, was a prominent multi-millionaire American socialite and a major figure in the women's suffrage movement. Known for having an aristocratic manner that antagonized many people, she was also noted for her energy, intelligence, strong opinions, and willingness to challenge convention. She was married first to William Kissam Vanderbilt, with whom she had three children, and secondly to Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont.


  • August Belmont


  • William Kissam Vanderbilt
  • Oliver Belmont


  • Consuelo Vanderbilt
  • Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
  • William Kissam Vanderbilt II
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