Elena McMahan is disarmingly soft-spoken. She keeps her head lowered as she begins a conversation barely above a whisper. She wears a headscarf that identifies her as a member of the Russian Orthodox Church, and she speaks to her two unusually well-behaved children, Vladimir, 5, and Elizabeth, 3, in Russian. Elena is slender, and she has striking blue-green eyes. In the Brooklyn penthouse apartment she considers a refuge, the Ukrainian beauty talks quietly about her ill-fated 2002 marriage to Fisher Island millionaire... More >>>
Elena and Bruce McMahan exchange vows in the piano room at his Pelham, New York, mansion on July 27, 2002.