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Re: Family Beauties
« Reply #210 on: September 04, 2008, 02:41:38 PM »
Do not forget Maria Fyodorovna. She was a beauty, and absolutely charming one.

Do you talk about Alexander III's wife ? I"m not sure with the spelling. Is it not Feodorovna ? I suppose we can use the two spellings

But if it is her, it is absolutely true. Amazing how much Maria Nikolaievna looked like her, later. We can think  they were the same person when you look at pictures of the two.
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« Reply #211 on: September 05, 2008, 01:41:14 AM »
Yes, that´s her. I have seen both spellings and chose the one that is easier for me since in my language it would be Fjodorovna.

I agree that Maria took after her, but in colouring she took after Alexander III. so I don´t think you could mistook those two :)

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« Reply #212 on: September 05, 2008, 05:32:17 AM »
I know many people have said that the Empress was beautiful but I have never seen it. Perhaps in real  life but her photos do not do her any justice. All the daughters were stunners in different ways and that does come across in photos very well.

Some of the male members were handsome I suppose. Shouldn't be me that asks but who do you think were the handsome male members of the family?   
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« Reply #213 on: September 05, 2008, 05:36:01 AM »
Definitely Nicolas II.. Exatly the type of man (physicaly) I would fall for. And I have to say that young Alexander III. certainly had his appeal.

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« Reply #214 on: September 06, 2008, 03:40:47 AM »


Some of the male members were handsome I suppose. Shouldn't be me that asks but who do you think were the handsome male members of the family?   

I haven't read much about handsome men in the Romanov family but definitely Nicholas II.

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« Reply #215 on: September 06, 2008, 07:08:09 AM »
Nikolai II was defenately very handsome.  If you look at his pictures you can see in his face that he was very intelligent and as much as I have seen the original films about the tsar, there is something about his attitude what was very majestic but very simple in a good way.



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« Reply #216 on: September 07, 2008, 01:15:28 AM »
Princess Zenaida Yousoupov most beautiful although GD Elizabeth is sure close

Grand Duke Alexander Mikailovich (in 1903 plate) although there are a couple of others

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=11114.0 see 1903 plates




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« Reply #217 on: September 07, 2008, 03:07:34 AM »
Ella was definitely a ravishing beauty. Alix is also beautiful during her youth but lost her beauty as she gets older. Maria Nikolaievna was, in my opinion, the prettiest of Nicholas II's daughters. She had beautiful eyes and features.
Tsar Alexander I's wife, the Empress Elizabeth Alexeievna, was considered by many contemporaries as a very beautiful, charming and gentle woman.
The daughters of Nicholas I, Olga Nikolaievna and Alexandra Nikolaievna, were also very lovely women.

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« Reply #218 on: September 07, 2008, 04:16:29 AM »
Ella was definitely a ravishing beauty. Alix is also beautiful during her youth but lost her beauty as she gets older.

I've always found Ella to be the most beautiful.

Alix was very beautiful like her sister but it was misfortune that caused her to age much quicker. She aged especially when Alexei had his terrible attacks of haemophilia.

Nicholas's daughters, Olga and Tatiana, were both equally the prettiest, in my opinion.
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Re: The Prettiest/Handsomest/Cutest/Most Beautiful
« Reply #219 on: June 04, 2011, 12:46:33 PM »
In my personal opinion, the prettiest of OTMA was GD Maria. She was quite beautiful.
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Re: The Prettiest/Handsomest/Cutest/Most Beautiful
« Reply #220 on: June 05, 2011, 12:27:32 PM »
In my opinion, all of OTMA are beautiful. Maria was a traditional Russian beauty and Tatiana was exotic. But Olga and Anastasia were just as stunning, with their father's features. Each of them, especially in the 1913 and 1914 photographs, are photogenic and gorgeous.
Alexei is my personal favourite boy. He was so good-looking, particularly during his brief teenagehood. Just imagine if he had grown up!

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Re: The Prettiest/Handsomest/Cutest/Most Beautiful
« Reply #221 on: June 05, 2011, 02:43:31 PM »
The Prettiest/Handsomest/Cutest/Most Beautiful?? umm..

The prettiest Grand Duchess out of the Tsar's Daughters:

Maria Nikolaievna - thought she was just lovely and her personalty was too.

 Her sisters Tatiana, Olga and Anastasia Nikolaievna are very pretty too but to me

Tatiana  is not the beauty of the family... yes, she pretty, dark, nice thin figure and had delicate features but i always find her appearance when i look at her photos thoughout her life - haughty and cold which is unattractive to me.

Olga is fair as Tatiana was dark, i thought she was the cutest baby with that big head of heir's as a infant and small child. In her early teens, quite plain but grown up to be a female version of her handsome father. 

Anastasia, my favorite, and i think think she was a plump pretty copy of her mother as a teen however her shortness made her look boyish.

the handsomest?  that's a hard one,
i think all the Mikhailovichi brothers (Nikolai, Mikhail, Georgi, Alexander, Sergei, and Alexei) were handsome devils in their teens.

 Nikolai II and his brother Mikhail  were very handsome too.

If Alexei Nikolayevich lived to be an adult, i think he would have been the the handsomest man of the 20th century, since he was such a good looking little boy then a handsome preteen boy to the end of his short life.

 and I think Prince Vladimir Paley was very handsome, possibly second place of my favorite handsome Romanov Males.  Like Alexei Nikolaieyevich, he too was murdered fairly young.


I can't think for Cuteness....possibly at that time, the little Princess Kyra Kyrillovna was a cutie, such chubby cheeks. I found her sister Maria to be a cute but plain version of their death half sister Princess Elisabeth of Hesse, whom was such a beautiful child.

the most beautiful i found to be Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorevna, even I'm a bit puzzled by her treatment of her niece Maria Pavlovna, i found her absolute gorgeous thoughout her life. Not by her beauty but the way she was.

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Re: The Prettiest/Handsomest/Cutest/Most Beautiful
« Reply #222 on: October 19, 2011, 06:18:54 PM »
It's hard because IMO they were all very beautiful. I love everything about Olga's face, she just looked so wise and I don't know, I have a really hard time explaining it, I just think she was really pretty. Tatiana had that elegance, when I think of the word 'royalty' her face comes to my mind, and then I have a thing for her hair. Maria was a true beauty, she was one of those people who just never have any bad days. Anastasia was really charming and I don't get people who says she was plain, because IMO she was far from plain, she was beautiful and I think it would have been exciting to see the "grown-up" Anastasia.

I've always had a thing Michael Alexandrovich, Nicholas' brother, he was really good looking and so was Nicholas. And then I think Alexei would've turned into a real heart breaker (:
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Re: The Prettiest/Handsomest/Cutest/Most Beautiful
« Reply #223 on: October 21, 2011, 12:09:17 PM »
Interesting question...

About the most beautiful Romanov women  I think that they were:

GD Maria Nikolaevna (but I also think that OTA were of the prettiest princesses of their time), Empress Marie Feodorovna (when young), GD Ella (I second Ally at thinking that she was beautiful inside and outside), Irina Alexandrovna, I also agree with gem_10 about the beauty of Empress Elizaveta Alexeevna and the three daughters of Nicholas I.

About the handsomest Romanov men:

I think that Nicholas II looked well at young, Alexei was also handsome (is a great pity that he died so young  :'( ) and I second Mandie at thinking that Vladimir Paley was handsome too.

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« Reply #224 on: January 03, 2012, 10:57:43 AM »
I know many people have said that the Empress was beautiful but I have never seen it. Perhaps in real  life but her photos do not do her any justice. All the daughters were stunners in different ways and that does come across in photos very well.

i think the same about GD Ella