Youngest daughter of Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia.
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna was the youngest daughter of Russian Tsar Nicholas II. She along with the other members of the Romanov family were imprisoned by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution and subsequently murdered by Bolshevik police in July, 1918.
In an attempt to cover up the murder, the Bolsheviks admitted they had executed Tsar Nicholas II while letting his wife Alexandra and children go free. They're reluctance to produce the whereabouts of the family led to the inevitable conclusion they were murdered along with the tsar. It wasn't until 1989 when an investigation in the Soviet archives uncovered a detailed report by Yakov Yurovsky, the executioner of the tsar and his family.
The gravesite was excavated in 1991. Two of the family members were missing from the gravesite. In Yurovsky's memoirs he noted that two of the family members were removed from the grave and creamated for further obfuscation. The two bodies were later discovered and DNA testing proved them to be members of the Romanov family.
Due to the lack of evidence and groundless rumours that one or more of the family members survived the execution, a number of women have come forward claiming to be the lost Grand Duchess Anastasia, the most popular of whom was Anna Anderson. Her story received so much press that eventually Olga Alexandrovna, Anastasia's aunt and sister to Nicholas II went to identify the woman. Her along with members of Anastasia's family who knew the duchess personally discounted Ms. Anderson's claim.
This however, did not stop the media and movie studios from contriving countless stories and fictions surrounding Ms. Anderson's claim. DNA evidence has since linked Ms. Anderson to Franziska Schanzkowska, a missing factory worker from Poland.
|1996||Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny||Patricia Kovács|
|1996||The Successor||Cristina Vichev|
|1986||Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna||Jennifer Dundas|
|1956||Anastasia: The Czar's Last Daughter||Lilli Palmer|
|1944||Ivan the Terrible||Lyudmila Tselikovskaya|
|1932||Rasputin and the Empress||Anne Shirley|
|1928||Clothes Make the Woman||Eve Southern|
|Credited In||8 movies|
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