Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova is the protagonist of the movie of the same name.
She is based on the real daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra; the youngest sister of Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana and Maria; and the older sister of Tsarevich (Grand Duke Alexei). The real Anastasia was killed in 1918 during the execution of the Romanov family.
Anastasia's speaking voice is provided by Meg Ryan, while her singing voice is provided by Liz Callaway. As a child, Kirsten Dunst provides her speaking voice, while Lacey Chabert does her singing.
Physical Appearance Edit
As an eight-year-old child, Anastasia possesses flawless fair skin, rosy cheeks, long flowing auburn hair (naturally curled at the ends), and blue eyes with naturally groomed eyelashes and thick eyebrows. Ten years later, at eighteen years of age, Anastasia has blossomed into a slender and incredibly beautiful and attractive young woman. Despite her obvious increase in height, hair length, and physical development, her overall appearance remained generally the same.
Anastasia shares some physical resemblance with her father, Nicholas II. Although Anastasia's mother, Empress Alexandra, is seen only briefly throughout the entire film, and we cannot visually compare the two, her grandmother, the Dowager Empress Marie, states that she inherited the beauty of her mother. According to Dimitri and Vladimir, Anastasia inherited Empress Alexandra's chin, Empress Marie's hand, and the seemingly renowned blue eyes of the Romanovs.
From quite early in the film, Anastasia is portrayed as spunky, stubborn, kindhearted, brutally honest, independent, and has no problem speaking her mind or standing up for herself. She refuses to be undermined or put down, and often finds pleasure in cutting witty or sarcastic remarks, leaving others stunned and at a loss for words. However, she can appear to be insecure and shy at times, such as when Dimitri reveals that she would have to prove to Sophie and Empress Marie that she is the Grand Duchess. According to Vladimir, she was quite notorious for her mischief among the palace staff during the Romanov reign.
One of Anastasia's most obvious personality traits is her high level of determination. As seen in the film, once Anastasia sets a goal for herself, she sticks to that goal until she is satisfied with her success, despite her frequent displays of insecurity. In this case, she was determined to find her family in Paris, and refused to stop until she succeeded.
- There's been official confirmation according to bylaws, She will not be joining the Disney Princess franchise anytime soon due to financial, copyright and ownership reasonings. However, she is considered a Disney Princess among fans, but her affiliation is nowhere towards Anna and Elsa from Frozen, who both have the strongest association with the franchise, despite that she is still considered Non-Disney as she was made before other official Disney Princesses (Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida and Moana) which is another reason why she won't be added to the group.
- In real life, the real Anastasia did not survive the execution of the Romanov family, many women have claimed to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, however they've all been caught considered impostors, however the most believable impostor was "Anna Anderson." Unlike all the other impostors and the Real Anastasia, She was from Poland.