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So we’re not here to condone fraud but we do admire the creative delusion of all the gals who have come out in the last century or so claiming to be Grand Duchess Anastasia, the third Daughter of the shit Tzar Nicholas (though in his defense probs not as terrible as Ivan The Terrible).


The “official” accounts of “history” would have you believe that Anastasia was assassinated in 1917 along with the rest of her family when some Russians got really sick of starving. But our girls beg to differ and spend their lives telling anyone who would listen, that they were the lost princess. Say what you want about their motives, but you can’t fault their commitment.


So we’re not here to condone fraud but we do admire the creative delusion of all the gals who have come out in the last century or so claiming to be Grand Duchess Anastasia, the third Daughter of the shit Tzar Nicholas (though in his defense probs not as terrible as Ivan The Terrible).


The “official” accounts of “history” would have you believe that Anastasia was assassinated in 1917 along with the rest of her family when some Russians got really sick of starving. But our girls beg to differ and spend their lives telling anyone who would listen, that they were the lost princess. Say what you want about their motives, but you can’t fault their commitment.


Anna Anderson woke up in a German mental asylum in 1920 (no thanks!) pretty certain she was actually a princess. Then some psychiatrists and members of the European family started to agree with her and it all snowballed brilliantly for a while -- as things did in the days before DNA. Anna-stasia (see what we did there?) got to crash in castles and wear diamonds and honestly probably had more fun that the real Anastasia would have had anyway because she didn’t have to put up with that little shit, Alexei. It all came crashing down after she died when they compared her DNA to Phil-The-Greek’s (who was a distant relative of Anastasia’s) and they didn’t match. Ten points for effort though.



Eugenia Smith turned up in Chicago one day and published a book, telling the world how she had escaped those pesky assassins in St. Petersburg and was in fact, a grown up version of that chubby little blonde princess. When she died, no one dug up her body to check if she really was Anastasia so they couldn't have been too into the idea but still Eugenia made a quick buck out of the whole ordeal.



Eleonora Kruger reckoned some guard replaced her with a doppelganger before the assignations and took her to Egypt. But probs not.



Natalya Bilikhodze left her run a bit late, showing up on Russian television in 1995 and giving it a red hot crack until 2000, which is honestly probably how we would have handled it, not that we would ever do such a thing.



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