Anastasia (1986) short review


This is a TV movie that I saw back when I was, oh 12 or so, and which sparked my interest in the real story behind Anastasia (the daughter of the last Czar of Russia).  I rented it a few years back and while it is admittedly VERY cheesy (Susan Lucci is in it!), I actually really like the early 1920s costuming.  Weird, I know.  Oh, and FYI, this is only VERY LOOSELY based on the real life of Anna Anderson.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

One Response

  1. Kathleen MacKenzie

    I remember enjoying this, it was one of the first mini series I got to stay up to watch. It also has a very young Christian Bale as Anastasia’s brother Alexei.