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Martha Levinson

Martha Levinson

Cora's mother, the notoriously American Martha Levinson, sweeps into Downton Abbey with her unapologetic endorsement of the future. Unflappably forward thinking (even her maid is modern!), Martha freely offers her perspective -- whether solicited or not. A welcomed breath of fresh air to some (Isobel), to others (Robert), she is a presence that must be tolerated. To Violet, her diametrical opposite, she is a philosophical opponent -- until she and her money -- could once again prove useful to Downton Abbey.