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Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« on: September 18, 2004, 10:36:49 PM »
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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2004, 01:44:47 PM »
I saw a picture of her aunt, her fathers sister, in The Camera and the Tsars" and Irina looks alot like her. If only I had a scanner...the resemblence is really amazing

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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2004, 04:21:57 PM »
You mean Anastasia Mikhailovna? We had a whole thread on her awhile back! Look for it in the last few pages of the IF forum and see if it's there. I'd do it but my computer is too slow.

I think Irina was beautiful in her engagement photos.

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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2004, 07:43:23 PM »
Yes!!I don't know about anyone else but I think Anastasia Mikhailovna and Irina look alot like each other.

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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2004, 12:34:58 PM »
There another set of photos were the resemblece between them is very appearant...I try to find and post them, buts thanks for posting those images

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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2004, 08:59:18 AM »
Irina Alexandrovna was beautiful in her younger years, but after the Revolution she always looked a bit thin and haggard. She had the wide set eyes just like Tatiana Nikolaevna.
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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2004, 09:19:30 AM »
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Yes I agree-- the few photos that I have seen suggest that while the thin flapper look was popular in the 20's-- eventually she became a bit too gaunt with the passing years.

(as a tubby soul I should long for such a fate!  ;))

pleasantly plump ;D

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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2004, 10:31:38 AM »
I think Tatiana Nikolaevna had more exotic almond-shaped eyes as opposed to Irina's eyes that remind me of dark pools.

Actually in that engagement picture that brnbg posted I see more Olga Nikoaevna.  I can't really explain it. :-/

Infact, she reminds me of a wandering ghost in many of her photos, probably because of her really dark sad eyes......

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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2004, 08:31:54 AM »
Now that you say it, Irina Alexandrovna does look like Olga Nikolaevna in her engagement photos. All very confusing......

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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2004, 06:49:44 PM »
I think Irina Alexandrovna was beautiful in her younger years but I don't think she looked that attractive when she got older.In that first picture that brnbg posted I thought she looked ok but a little bit manish to me.
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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2004, 11:09:57 PM »
I think she was pretty, but I don't think she was a "great beauty", I think Grand Duchess Marie, the third daughter of N & A, was much prettier.

Although in her engement photos she looks her best and in a odd way does look like her cousin Olga a little

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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2004, 12:00:30 PM »
I'd consider her a beauty, but not really as beautiful as OTMA, or at least Olga, Tatiana, and Maria.

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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2004, 12:29:28 PM »
OTMA were very pretty girls, although I really believe Marie was the prettiest of the four, they had their own special beauty which one was bound to notice.
Does anyone know or have any information as to how Irina responded to the news of her cousins murder?
If they were close, it must have hit hard

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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2004, 01:02:55 PM »
Other people have said elsewhere that Irina was deeply saddened by the deaths of members of the family and was incredibly bitter towards the Soviet Union.
She does bear a very strong resemblance to Anastasia Mikhailovna and one can't really see much of Xenia in her.
Felix of course thought that she was the most beautiful woman alive and famously declared that Irina needed no jewels to enhance her beauty.
I have said elsewhere that black and white photographs can be very flattering and romantic; I rather feel that in Irina's case one would have had to behold her in the flesh to appreciate this fully.  I don't think that she aged well, as later photos show that little remained of her celebrated beauty .
As a young woman I do think that she was not as attractive as Olga and Tatiana; I think that Marie would have probably eclipsed Irina's rather fragile beauty in maturity, but that is just my personal opinion.......
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Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2004, 02:25:46 PM »
I have always thought Marie to be the prettiest of the four, and I have to agree that if she would have survived or at least been able to go out to more social events her beauty would have outshone her cousins and sisters beauty.

Irina did not age very well, I'm reading " The Man who killed Rasputin" and the photo of her in old age are not very flattering.

I'm never able to see the resemblence of Xenia and Irina, although I do see a little of Irina in her daughter Irina, but I also see Felix in there as well.

Is there any written of any kind where Irina states her feelings reguarding the large lost of relatives she suffered?

I wish there was a book about her.