She was born in 1901, the fourth and final daughter of Nicholas and Alexandra. But the woman who claimed to be the princess for over 60 years was more likely the daughter of a Polish factory worker.
Among the many mysteries surrounding the fate of the Romanovs is the story of Anastasia. Was she killed along with her family in 1918, or did she escape to become a fixture in New York's high society? Leading historians tell what is known of the young princess before the Russian Revolution, and explore the recent forensic findings that conclusively prove that Anna Anderson - the woman who lived for over 60 years as Anastasia - was not the real princess. Rare home movies and extensive interviews with those who knew her capture the erstwhile Anastasia. See clips from the many film versions of Anastasia's life, and explore her true fate with scientists and historians.
Anastasia: Her True Story offers an illuminating look at a unique double life and the enduring enigma of the puckish young princess who symbolized the glory of Czarist Russia.