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« Reply #120 on: January 11, 2009, 05:18:57 AM »
Thanks for the info...
What exactly age Sissi was murdered?
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« Reply #121 on: January 11, 2009, 10:17:10 AM »
She was 60 years old. I have read in a few biographies that her face was wrinkled prematurely because she was doing lots of outdoors sports without protection. She liked to be tied to ships' masts during storms and walked long hours in all kind of weathers, which didn't help. Also, her strict dieting bordering on anorexia made her face and body swollen with edema, which she fought by... dieting even more fiercely. She wasn't the most reasonable women when it came to her health and looks.
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« Reply #122 on: January 11, 2009, 10:21:57 AM »
So we get to the point that in her last years she wasn't great beauty as she use to be...... I understand perfectly why she didn't want to take pictures of her ..... Really wanted people to remember her as the beautiful Empress Elisabeth
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« Reply #123 on: January 11, 2009, 11:05:12 AM »
It is indeed true that her beauty faded in her later years, people say she had this elegance an such that made her remarkable even then but her beauty, was fading. We, ofcourse, will never know how she exactly looked in her later years, that is up for our imagination,
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« Reply #124 on: January 11, 2009, 02:32:23 PM »
A little like Gisela I think. She would not have liked the comparison since she thought Gisela was quite ugly.

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« Reply #125 on: January 11, 2009, 03:00:29 PM »
I didn't knew Sissi thought her OWN daughter Gisela was ugly... lol something new for me
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« Reply #126 on: January 11, 2009, 05:29:46 PM »
Sisi said of her granddaughter who was just born "She was strong and ugly, just like Gisela." It was usually taken that she resent being a grandmother too soon.

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« Reply #127 on: January 12, 2009, 02:09:20 AM »
 "She was strong and ugly, just like Gisela."

Who was strong and ugly like Gisela?
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« Reply #128 on: January 12, 2009, 02:44:47 AM »
Propably she ment her first granddaughter Elisabeth- daughter of Gisela.

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« Reply #129 on: January 12, 2009, 09:51:53 AM »
yea, probably

Back to the topic:p

I made a little musicvideo to the Crown Prince - Son of Sisi, based on the life of her son Rudolf, Sisi is not a part of this video but I thought some of you might like it It centers around Rudolf and Mary's relationship, about how its doomed to end in tragedy. Their love was so pure that it killed them, or that's how the video portray's it.

Here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXfa1KzTfBg

In this minserie Sandra Ceccarelli plays the Empress Elisabeth, Sisi, of Austria-Hungary.


Sandra Ceccarelli as Sisi and Klaus Maria Brandauer Emperor Franz Joseph
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« Reply #130 on: January 12, 2009, 01:19:53 PM »
What a wonderful video :)
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« Reply #131 on: January 12, 2009, 01:41:46 PM »
Thank you
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« Reply #132 on: January 13, 2009, 09:04:30 AM »
Loved it ! Wonder if the min-series is out on DVD yet ?

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« Reply #133 on: January 13, 2009, 10:11:16 AM »
Here in Belgium it is. It is guite a big production, shot on location - as historic correct as possible, showing Rudolf as a troubled man. The Empress is shown as a restless woman who wants to care for her son, but is unable to show she does. The Emperor simply does not sees that Rudolf can do much good for the country and listens to Taaffe most of the time. Stephanie is  shown as a woman, eager for love - and power, caring about her husband, Mary Vetsera as Rudolf's true love, her mother as a scheming woman who wants to get in the higher circles no matter what - by forcing Mary into a marriage with Braganza.

Here in Belgium it is available, and probably in the US too.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Crown-Prince-Max-von-Thun/dp/B000V02CO6/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1231862944&sr=8-1

Really a wonderful epic, wonderfully filmed, beautiful soundtrack and a wonderful story, probably with some dramatisations.

I am working on a few video's to this series, so I'll post those too:p
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« Reply #134 on: January 13, 2009, 02:30:44 PM »
Great !I will definitely get it ! Thanks for telling us about it. Both Mary and Rudolf looked very good.