Vanity Fair Confidential

The BEST episodes of Vanity Fair Confidential

Every episode of Vanity Fair Confidential ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Vanity Fair Confidential!

Whether we love them or love to hate them, there is something about the rich and powerful that keeps us fascinated. From their rise and fall to their outrageous lies, and even murder, Vanity Fair captures it all and we just can’t turn away. Now, the true stories we have all devoured in Vanity Fair come to television. In each hour-long episode, viewers are treated to a sinful dose of power, wealth, deception and crime.

Last Updated: 8/15/2022Network: Investigation Discovery
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Silicon Valley Murder Mystery
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8.00
14 votes

#1 - Silicon Valley Murder Mystery

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/23/2018

Emerging from the shadows of the dark net, a kingpin will stop at nothing to protect his multi-billion-dollar online empire, Silk Road.

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The Lady Vanishes
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7.88
40 votes

#2 - The Lady Vanishes

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/9/2015

When political activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair mysteriously disappears, she'll touch off one of the most baffling missing persons cases in American history- a case full of strange clues, false leads, and lethal suspects.

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An Inconvenient Murder
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7.87
15 votes

#3 - An Inconvenient Murder

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/16/2018

A woman becomes entangled with a brooding leading man in Hollywood and with the son of a world-famous actor, then she's found shot to death, prompting investigators to ask if one of them was capable of killing her in cold blood.

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The Fugitive Heir: Robert Durst
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7.80
59 votes

#4 - The Fugitive Heir: Robert Durst

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/26/2015

A headless torso washes ashore. A mob's daughter is executed mob-style. A millionaire's young wife vanishes. Some believe that Robert Durst knows exactly what happened to all three victims. He is "The Fugitive Heir."

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Nightmare on Elwood Avenue
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7.70
43 votes

#5 - Nightmare on Elwood Avenue

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/4/2016

In 2003, NYC financial analyst Maria Cruz vanishes and the last man she saw is missing too. From Manhattan to Newark, NJ, Vanity Fair Special Correspondent Bryan Burrough tracks this wild tale of medical fraud, stolen drugs and unspeakable crimes.

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Was Bambi Framed?
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7.64
25 votes

#6 - Was Bambi Framed?

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/19/2018

Lawrencia "Bambi" Bembenek, former Playboy bunny and Milwaukee police officer, said she was framed by her colleagues after being convicted of murder.

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St. George’s Hidden Dragons
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7.59
37 votes

#7 - St. George’s Hidden Dragons

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/27/2017

St. George’s School, an elite New England prep school, sits on a hilltop in Rhode Island. Graduates have included Mellons, Vanderbilts, Bushes and Astors. But the campus holds decades of dark secrets. In April 2015, the school sends a letter to students and alumni stating that it is investigating claims of sexual abuse of students by a staff member. It seems ready to atone for its sins. As dozens of alumni come forward with stories of sexual misconduct by teachers and staff, how high will the number of victims – and perpetrators – climb? And how deep did the cover-up go?

Grounds for Murder
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7.55
38 votes

#8 - Grounds for Murder

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/20/2017

Two women disappear from a college town, and panic pervades the community after their bodies are found; the victims' families galvanize the public to help put a killer behind bars.

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Bikram Feels the Heat
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7.50
28 votes

#9 - Bikram Feels the Heat

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/13/2017

In 1974, Bikram Choudhury, a yoga prodigy, opens his first studio in Beverly Hills, California. By 2011, there are over 600 Bikram Yoga studios worldwide. As Choudhury’s empire grows, so does the cult-like nature of his organization. He becomes controlling, demanding loyalty from his followers and surrounds himself with young, female students who he insists brush his hair and massage him. In 2013, one woman alleges that Choudhury assaulted her. Soon after, more women come forward with similar stories of harassment and sexual assault. How did this man allegedly go from healer to sexual predator? What will it take to stop the violence?

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The Runaway Doctor
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7.49
71 votes

#10 - The Runaway Doctor

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/19/2015

Dr. Mark Weinberger vanished and his wife Michelle Kramer has no idea where he is. Weinberger's story is a twisted tale of greed and power that leaves Michelle in tears and an entire town in horror. He is America’s most-wanted "Runaway Doctor."

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Shadows on the Lawn
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7.48
33 votes

#11 - Shadows on the Lawn

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/5/2018

When a woman hears from a man who assaulted her in college, she's determined to bring him to justice; 30 years later, a student at the same university speaks about a strikingly similar encounter, leading investigators to uncover a shocking truth.

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Murder at the Drama Club
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7.48
44 votes

#12 - Murder at the Drama Club

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/6/2017

Deep in Louisiana bayou country, a man is found brutally murdered in a nightclub. A handwritten note soaked in the victim's blood reads: "You gave me AIDS." Police have more questions than answers. Was it a hate crime? Will the killer strike again?

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Death of a Warrior Poet
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7.47
32 votes

#13 - Death of a Warrior Poet

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/29/2016

Tupac Shakur was a revolutionary, a poet, and a music industry phenomenon. Gunned down at 25-years-old, his death remains a mystery until investigators uncover a disturbing new lead.

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Alter Ego: John Edward Robinson
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7.45
40 votes

#14 - Alter Ego: John Edward Robinson

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/9/2015

J. R. Robinson was a master of deceit who led a sinister secret life. He was a con man who called himself the "slave master." No one in his life had any idea just how vicious his crimes were, or how far he would go to cover them up.

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Buried Alive
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7.42
50 votes

#15 - Buried Alive

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/11/2016

Panic blankets an Alabama town when a couple is brutally murdered and a father and son are executed. Police are shocked to find that one was buried alive.

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Seeds of Doubt
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7.38
47 votes

#16 - Seeds of Doubt

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/13/2017

After a serial killer known as the Stocking Strangler is sentenced to death in Georgia, Vanity Fair writer David Rose uncovers shocking facts about the case and races to stop the execution.

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Murder Most Obsessive
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7.35
17 votes

#17 - Murder Most Obsessive

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/19/2018

Aspiring actress Vicki Morgan is bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat by her roommate; after he confesses to the police, it seems like an open-and-shut case; then things take a turn leaving everyone wondering, who really killed Vicki Morgan.

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Scientology's Vanished Queen
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7.35
20 votes

#18 - Scientology's Vanished Queen

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/12/2018

She is the first lady of Scientology. She is the wife of the Church’s leader. And after Shelly Miscavige disappears from public view, the public and some of the Church’s former insiders want to know – what happened to Scientology’s vanished queen?

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The Secret of the Summer Wind
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7.35
23 votes

#19 - The Secret of the Summer Wind

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/26/2018

After a governor's aide vanishes without a trace, an investigation is launched exposing the dark secrets of one of the most powerful men in the state.

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Murder on the Sunset Strip
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7.34
61 votes

#20 - Murder on the Sunset Strip

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/30/2017

In 1980, a serial killer abducts women from downtown Los Angles and dumps their bodies in bizarre places. When an unidentified caller telephones police, they must decipher fact from fiction as the woman confesses to a bizarre series of events.

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Prisoner of Denver
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7.34
67 votes

#21 - Prisoner of Denver

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/2/2015

Lisl Auman is locked in a police car when a cop is gunned down. Still, she is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. When Hunter Thompson hears about the case, he and Vanity Fair contributing editor Mark Seal begin to investigate.

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The White House Boys
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7.34
41 votes

#22 - The White House Boys

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/30/2015

More than 500 men claim that when they attended a Florida reform school, they suffered horrifying beatings and sexual abuse. Others vow that students were killed on the campus. Now, investigators uncover a disturbing legacy and unimaginable truths.

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The Case of the Vanishing Blonde
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7.33
48 votes

#23 - The Case of the Vanishing Blonde

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/16/2015

A woman is left for dead. When the case goes cold, private investigator Ken Brennan is hired to find out exactly what happened. His investigation uncovers disturbing clues and sets off a hunt for a man who preys on women nationwide.

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A Crime of Shadows
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7.33
27 votes

#24 - A Crime of Shadows

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/14/2016

Katie Tarbox, a 14-year-old, and Michele Deery, an undercover cop, share a mission: to expose dark secrets about sexual online predators. How far will they go to find out if their online playmates are real or just playing a twisted game of seduction?

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Legend with a Bullet: Phil Spector
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7.32
25 votes

#25 - Legend with a Bullet: Phil Spector

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/23/2015

Phil Spector, dubbed "the mad genius" of rock 'n' roll, had a penchant for guns. When police are called to his mansion, they find the body of a woman and a music legend who seems to have spiraled out of control. Who pulled the trigger? And why?

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