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Anastasia was also the name of the last Grand Duchess of Russia, who is said to have escaped death when the rest of her family was massacred. Her death is one of the greatest mysteries in the world.
anastazsia  1/15/2005
Anastasia was a Russian Tsar's daughter. Her family, including: her mother, father, three older sisters, and little brother were all said to be shot to death while imprisoned. Anastasia was said to be the only one to survive. All her families bodies were covered in acid and burnt. There was no evidence to suggest (or not suggest) that Anastasia shared the fate of her family.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2005
Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov, the youngest daughter of Nicholas II and Alexandra, was popularly believed for many years to have mysteriously survived the massacre that killed the rest of her family. When the remains of the royal family were examined, forensic scientists declared that there were no remains present that matched either Anastasia or her brother, Alexi. A woman calling herself Anna Anderson was believed by many people, including herself, to be Anastasia. A DNA test conducted in 1997, using a sample from Romanov descendant Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, proved that Anderson was not Anastasia, but a Polish factory worker who disappeared around the same time as the Romanov massacre. The Romanov remains were examined again before being interred in a royal tomb in Russia in 2002. This time, the scientists concluded that the bones of Anastasia were indeed present - it is her sister Maria's bones, in addition to Alexi's, that are missing.
elizabeth hamlet  12/4/2006
Actually there is dispute among scientists as to whether it is Anastasia's body or Maria's missing.
tomboy  3/11/2007
Very regal name that also became a 1956 3-time Oscar nominated movie. Ingrid Bergman won the Oscar for best actress in 1957.
Alena  7/15/2005
A famous bearer in the Netherlands is Anna van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven. She is the daughter of prince Maurits and princess Marilene of Orange-Nassau. Actually her full name is: Anastasia Margriet Josephine. Her parents are still in the line of the Dutch throne.
― Anonymous User  11/16/2005
There is a great song by Tori Amos called Yes, Anastasia.
viper  5/28/2006
Anastasia Krupnik was the main character of Lois Lowry's Anastasia books. I don't know if anyone else's read them, though!
pei_yC  6/16/2006
Anastasia is the name of one of the wicked stepsisters in the fairytale "Cinderella."
― Anonymous User  7/10/2006
Staci Keanan´s real name is Anastasia Sagorsky.
Maggie_Simpson  8/6/2006
A not so famous bearer is Megan Mullaly's character on Will&Grace, her name is Karen Walker, but her alias is Anastasia Beverhausen. Anastasia as in the Russian royal, and Beverhausen as in ... where the beaver lives.
Mia Gina  2/25/2007
Anastasia Piper is a minor character in Charles Dickens' novel "Bleak House."
― Anonymous User  4/28/2007
Another bearer of this name is Anastasia "Stacey" Elizabeth McGill, who is a character in the famed baby-sitter's Club series.
AnnikaGodiva  6/30/2007
In relation to Anastasia Romanov, the remains of Aleksei and most likely Maria were just found this month (August 2007). Excerpts from a news article about it from the Associated Press.

Archaeologist says bones found in Russia belong to the missing son of czar Nicholas II.
By Mike Eckel, Associated Press
Article Launched: 08/24/2007 09:33:14 PM PDT

MOSCOW - Prosecutors announced Friday that they have reopened an investigation into the deaths of the last Russian czar and his family nearly 90 years ago after an archaeologist reported that he may have found the missing remains of Nicholas II's son and heir to the throne. The announcement of the reopened investigation signaled the government might be taking seriously the claims made Thursday by Yekaterinburg researcher Sergei Pogorelov.

In comments broadcast on NTV, Pogorelov said bones found in a burned area of ground near Yekaterinburg belong to a boy and a young woman roughly the ages of Nicholas' 13-year-old hemophiliac son, Alexei, and a daughter whose remains also never have been found.

Yekaterinburg is the Urals Mountain city where Czar Nicholas II, his wife, Alexandra, and their five children were held prisoner by the communists and then shot in 1918. Pogorelov, an archaeologist at a regional center for the preservation of historical and cultural monuments in Yekaterinburg, said the spot where the remains were found appears to correspond to a site in a written description by Yakov Yurovsky, leader of the family's killers.

"An anthropologist has determined that the bones belong to two young individuals - a young male he found was aged roughly 10-13 and a young woman about 18-23," he told NTV television by telephone. Historians say guards shot the royal family and four attendants in the basement of a nobleman's house. The bodies were then loaded onto a truck and initially dumped in a mine shaft but were later moved, according to most accounts.

Parts of the bodies were exhumed in 1991 - the year the Soviet Union broke apart - and reburied in St. Petersburg in 1998. But two sets of remains weren't found then: those of Alexei and a daughter scientists believe was Maria.

According to NTV, a 1934 report based on Yurovsky's words indicated the bodies of nine victims were doused with sulfuric acid and buried along a road, while those of Alexei and a sister were burned and left in a pit nearby.
khensonm  8/29/2007
Radu Sîrbu (the Romanian singer) has a daugher named Anastasia-Dalia. Beautiful, beautiful name. Okay maybe I am somewhat biased because it is Radu's daughter but, yknow.
― Anonymous User  10/20/2007
There is an animated movie called Anastasia and it is a fictionalized version of the story of Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov. It came out in 1997.
Mel_13  3/27/2008
Anastasia is also a city in Calvino's 'Invisible Cities', where it is a city of desire. It is described as a city which enslaves people with their desires when they believe that they are wholly enjoying it, and can either be benevolent or malignant on a whim.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2008
This is the full name of Olympic gold-metal winning gymanst Anastasia (Nastia) Liukin.
mafan1763  9/20/2008
It was proven without a doubt that Anastasia Romanov did NOT survive the massacre that killed her family in 1918. Her and her brother's remains were found separate from her three sisters and parents. DNA testing done in 2008 and 2009 proves that none of the Romanovs escaped the execution.

Rumors that she was alive were perpetuated by the Bolsheviks themselves because Germany wanted assurances that the princesses "of German blood" were safe. At this point, they had already murdered the royal family, but since the WWI conflict was drawing to a close, they lied about it, rather than stir up more resentment.
JW41926  8/10/2010
I love the story of Anastasia Romanov. Recently I went to an exhibit called History's Mysteries at a museum and they said that it's really Olga Romanov's body who was missing! Alexei Romanov's body was missing as well, but it was thought to have burned completely because of his condition.

Oh, and I like this name. :) Haha. Kind of got off topic.
Joy12  4/23/2011
Anastasia Romanovna (1532?-1560) was the first wife of Ivan the Terrible (1530-1584) of Russia; out of hundreds of eligible young noblewomen ordered to participate in a "bridal contest" in 1547, the young Ivan chose Anastasia. By all accounts, she was his soul-mate; it was common knowledge throughout Russia that she was the only one who could calm and moderate her irascible husband and he accomplished many great things during their marriage. Anastasia, Ivan's beloved "little heifer" (his pet name for her), bore Ivan six children, only two of whom survived to adulthood. Her suspicious death in 1560 devastated Ivan and Russia; without Anastasia, his calming influence, nothing could control Ivan's rage. Ivan suspected nobles of poisoning her (they did not like Anastasia, feeling that she was from an upstart family) and did not hesitate to take revenge.
gaelruadh19  6/22/2012
Pierce Hawthorne of the sitcom "Community" comically bears Anastasia as his middle name. It is implied his spiteful father gave him a female middle name to emasculate him.
jbr1234  6/29/2012
American child actress Anastasia Mili (born 2000 in Detroit, Michigan).
― Anonymous User  8/10/2012
American ice dancer Anastasia Cannuscio (born 1992 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
― Anonymous User  8/10/2012
According to tradition, this was Roxelana's given name.
Buneary  1/12/2013
Anastasia Steele. 50 Shades of Grey. Enough said!
EstherTester  6/1/2013
In the show "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland," the Red Queen's real name is revealed to be Anastasia.
Strangak  4/2/2014
Anastasia is the main protagonist of the 1997 film 'Anastasia' which is directed by Don Bluth. It is based on the urban legend claiming that the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia had survived the execution of her family.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2014
Anastasia "Ana" Steele is the female protagonist in the trilogy books Fifty Shades of Grey. In the film Fifty Shades of Grey she is played by Dakota Johnson.
― Anonymous User  1/31/2015
824 Anastasia is a main belt asteroid orbiting the Sun.
Aledis  8/9/2016
Anastasia Dmitrievna Bezrukova is a Russian model and actress. Anastasia Bezrukova was born in Moscow. At the age of ten, she was one of the most in-demand child models in Europe. Bezrukova had modelled for brands such as Benetton, Pinko, Moschino, and Incanto. She had also been on the cover of Vogue Bambini.
cutenose  5/14/2017
Anastasia Mayo is a Spanish pornographic actress. She won the 2004 European X Award for Best Actress, and she has won some Ninfa Awards for Best Starlette in 2004 and Best Actress in 2008.
lilolaf  6/26/2017
Anastasia Kvitko is a Russian glamour model and entrepreneur. Kvitko was born and raised in western Russia in the Kaliningrad Oblast region and moved to the United States in her late teen years. She first moved to Miami to pursue modeling. After a short time in Miami she then moved to Los Angeles to pursue modeling full time.
cutenose  7/17/2017
Princess Anastasia Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro (4 June 1868 in Cetinje, Montenegro – 25 November 1935 in Cap d'Antibes, France) was the daughter of King Nikola I Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro (1841–1921) and his wife, Milena Vukotić (1847–1923).
Aledis  7/31/2017

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