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Offline Alan

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Hair colouring
« on: September 02, 2010, 01:16:31 PM »
Does anyone know the colour hair of the Emperor, the Empress, Alexis and the OTMA daughters?

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Re: Hair colouring
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 08:43:05 PM »
I compiled this list of the descriptions of the girls' hair and eye color on another thread:

Buxhoeveden:
Olga - fair hair, blue eyes
Tatiana - dark hair, light brown eyes
Maria - "deep dark blue" eyes, hair with "golden lights"
Anastasia - fair hair, "fine" eyes

Dehn:
Olga - "light chestnut" hair, "deep blue" eyes
Tatiana - "dark chestnut" hair, "deep blue" eyes
Maria - "dark brown" hair, "dark blue" eyes
Anastasia - not described

Gilliard:
Olga - very fair
Tatiana - "auburn" hair
Maria - grey eyes
Anastasia - not described

Vyrubova:
Olga - "brilliant blue eyes"
Tatiana - "rich brown" hair, eyes "so darkly grey" that they appeared "quite black" in the evening
Maria & Anastasia - "blonde types"
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Alexei -- ' auburn hair with  coppery glint in it, large grey-blue eyes like his mother's'. (Pierre Gilliard). In his childhood, I have read, his hair was golden.

Nicholas' hair in his childhood was as red as copper - in different nuances. By the time of their captivity, Nicholas' and Alexandra's hair -colors began to grey. All in all, their hair colors resembled a lot.
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Re: Hair colouring
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010, 08:45:42 PM »
Alix could be described as having golden-brown hair with just a hint of copper in it.  Her eyes were a deep blue like her daughters I would think.

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Re: Hair colouring
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2010, 03:32:17 PM »
Fancy how Tatiana was the only daughter with dark colorings!
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Re: Hair colouring
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 10:44:44 AM »
Actually, it is not all that unusual for a child to have different coloring than parents.  Sometimes coloring skips a generation or even a few generations.  My brother and sister-in-law both have dark brown hair and have one girl with strawberry blonde hair and one with red hair.  I think those colors come from my sister-in-law's side of the family, but neither of the parents had hair anywhere near that color.