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What happened to Felix Yossupov's only daughter?
Why didn't she live with her parents?

Do you know any reason why Felix and Irina didn't have more chidren?

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Irina Felixovna Yussoupov.... Good question. She was raised by Princess Yussoupova, Felix Mother...
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Bebé, was born on March 8, 1915. After the Yussupovs fled Russia she stayed with her grandparents in Italy, until her grandfather had a stroke. She didn't have a very normal or stable childhood. Felix and Irina loved her but I don't think they knew exactly how to deal with her, after all they hadn't even been raised by their parents. She married Nicholas Sheremetiev in 1938. I think I read that he was divorced with two children, but I can't recall (hope I'm not wrong :-/). She died in 1983.

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Bebe also only had one child, Xenia Sheremetievna Sfiris, who in turn only had one child, Tatiana Sfiris. As to why Felix and Irina only had one child, it may have been due to financial circumstances, or it may have been due to Felix's sexuality - who knows?

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Who is the last Yussoupov descendant today? I heard Tatiana had a daughter, Xenia, in 1968 and that Xenia was married in 1996. But I have not heard of an heir! Please tell me the ancient family line is not about to die out!

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Re: Countess Irina Sheremeteva (Bebe,daughter of Felix) and her descendants
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2004, 10:57:58 AM »
Can anyone please provide me with some information on Nicholas Sheremetiev ?  It must have been a great match, scions of 2 wealthiest families of russia. What did he do for a living?

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Re: Countess Irina Sheremeteva (Bebe,daughter of Felix) and her descendants
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2004, 01:53:26 PM »
Actually, it was a terrible match, from what I hear Felix was NOT happy with the match. Sheremetiev was some 11 years older than precious Bebe', and he had had TB for some time and at the time it wasn't sure if he would be completely cured. After he was declared cured, they were married in 1938, she a sweet young thing of 23 and he a man of 34. They had only one child, a daughter. Shemeretiev is buried with Bebe, but also with Irina, Felix and Zenaida, in the same tomb in Paris.


I really don't think the Yussoupov family was happy with the match at all. If Greg King can elaborate with more information that would be great, it was in his book I first read of Felix's displeasure with the match.
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Re: Countess Irina Sheremeteva (Bebe,daughter of Felix) and her descendants
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2005, 06:39:23 PM »
Does anyone know if Bebe grew up resenting her mother or father? I mean being raised by your grandmother is to some extant a form of rejection or at least that is how I would feel at such a young age.


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Hello to everyone,

Thanks to Rob and my French friends, I have bought the French version of Lost Splendor simply called "Mémoires" and I am happy to tell you all that Felix and Irina have a great great grand daughter called Marilia Giamakoupoulos, daughter of Tatiana Styris and Alexis Giamakoupoulos and grand daughter of Countess Xenia Cheremeteff, herself daughter of Princess Irina Felixovna Yussupova.  

So the line is not finished as yet. I will try to scan the picture for you. She is represented as a baby with grannie Xenia Chermeteff.

Love to all,

Steph

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Dear Sandy,

I am happy to tell that the line has not yet died out.   There is a great great grand daughter of Felix called Marilia Giamakoupoulos represented as a baby with her grannie countess Xenia Cheremeteff. I will try to scan the picture for you but I am not very good at it.

Love to you all,

Steph

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YEAH! Thank you! I am so happy! Congrats to them!

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How old is this great great grand daughter of Felix and Irina? Do you know?

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So, if Bebe died  in 1983, and there is a photograph of the two of them together, she must be at least 22 years old... But... I have only one question.. Did anyone beside Steph knew about her existence?.. It seems  to me very strange that no body had ever mentioned her.. Still.. I might be wrong...but in all we have talked about Felix's line, we all agreed Xenia Sfiris was the last known.... at least to me... Anyone has a different opinion??...

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 ;)Hello dear Valmont,

Here I have the following facts:

Prince Felix was married to Princess Irina of Russia, this you all know, and they had only one daughter : Irina Youssoupova, called Bebe (1915-1983).

Bebe married count Nicolas Cheremeteff in 1938 and they also had but one daughter : Countess Xenia Cheremeteff (born in 1942).

Countess Xenia married in 1965 Ilias Styris (born in 1932) and they had a daughter : Tatiana Styris (born in 1968).

Tatiana Styris married in 1996 Alexis Giamakoupoulos (born in 1963) and here we are. They have a daughter called Marilia, certainly born in 1997 (I suppose) and who must be 8 years old. I will try to find out if she has little brothers or sisters.

Besides, I will precise that the picture represents not Bebe but Countess Xenia with her little grand daughter Marilia. I recieved the book yesterday (French version of Lost splendor, called Prince Félix Youssoupov : Mémoires, last edition 2005) and there is this picture that I will try to scan. Wish I were more learned in the art of the computer, but I will try anyway!

Love to all

Steph

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 ???

Hello again,

Can someone help me a little?

How can I send the scanned pic to this forum?

By the way Tatiana Styris was b orn in 1968 (there is a smiley hiding the date)


Love to all,

Steph