The series opener depicts the early years of Emilie Le Breton, later to be known to the world as Lillie Langtry, growing up on the Isle of Jersey and marrying Edward Langtry, whom she believes to be very wealthy.
Lillie convinced Edward to move to London after an illness but discovers that her husband is not as wealthy as she first believed.
Lillie finally manages to crash London society where she becomes a hit and is nicknamed "the Jersey Lily."
King Leopold of Belgium gets the hots for Lillie but she rebuffs his advances. Meanwhile, Oscar Wilde writes a poem about her.
Sparks fly when Lillie meets Edward, Prince of Wales for the first time.
Lillie and the Prince of Wales have been lovers for over a year when she meets Crown Prince Louis of Battenberg. Will it be bye bye Bertie?
Lillie falls out of favor with the Prince of Wales leading to a decline in hers and her husband's opulent lifestyle.
Lillie gets pregnant by Louis of Battenberg and her old lover, the Prince of Wales, sends her to Paris to have the baby. After the birth of her daughter, Lillie makes plans to go on the stage.
After a successful stage run in London, Lillie travels to New York and takes the place by storm. She also manages to have an affair with one Freddie Gerbhard.
Having taken America by storm, Lillie returns to London where she makes a new conquest.
Lillie begins having an affair with wealthy jockey Squire Abington who has a history of physically abusing women.
Lillie gets re-married to Hugo de Bathe only to have her daughter, Jeanne Marie, discover the truth about her parentage.
Still estranged from her daughter, Lillie moves to Monaco after the conclusion of World War I. Eventually, Lillie's grandson reconciles her with daughter Jeanne Marie.