Romy Schneider as Sissi
Hi guys, I noticed that the Disney Princess poll that you guys want to know what Disney should do about making a real-life princess. Here are the list of real-life princess and how Disney should make it into a movie about them, I'll also write down their real-life story as well.
1. Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary (Sisi)
I first discovered her while I was watching Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera in 2004, it wasn't only until that I saw the Francis Xavier Winterhalter's portrait of her in her signature star clips that Christine's dress was base on during my holiday in Vienna, Austria.
It was when I started to know about the famous Sissi Trilogy with the late Austrian actress, Romy Schneider. However, her real-life was much compare to Princess Diana. This was because she was not use to the strict protocol to the Imperial Vienna Court, her relationship with her mother-in-law (ironically her aunt) was not good due to a number of things.
But one thing good is that she was popular in Hungary since the coronation with her husband (and her cousin) Emperor Francis Joseph, if Disney are going to make a movie about her, they would base the story on the Sissi trilogy and the cartoon.
2. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
We first heard about her when Prince William was studying at St. Andrew's University in Scotland. While there is nothing interesting in her life, apart from traveling around the world and doing charity work internationally and local within the United Kingdom.
Since there were 2 movies about the royal couple, Disney could do the same, leading to their wedding on 29th April 2011. The movie could also teach children to be good role models by doing charity work. After all, every girl can be a princess!
3. Marie Antoinette
This unfortunate Queen of France has been executed after her beloved husband was executed during the French Revolution, many Fanpop users here would like to see Disney to a movie about her. Which is quite daring if I have to say!
Unless if Disney would partially be more faithful with her real-life counterpart. They could leave out the part where she gets executed and when the Dauphin (her son) was taken away, her real-life was very similar to Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna of Russia (nee Alix of Hesse). Unlike Marie Antoinette, Alexandra's children were killed in a basement in Siberia with their parents and it's too gruesome!
4. Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov
Now, although Don Bluth had previously make a movie about her back in 1997 (prior to Elsa taking the world by storm). It would be great and interesting if Disney were to make their own version of the story, but in a complete different take-off.
Anastasia is the second youngest member of the family, she was very close to her younger brother Alexei, who was diagnose with Hemophilia and nobody outside of the Royal Family knew about it.
Unfortunately, she was said to be very mischievous and once threw a rock at a person which she thought it was a snowball. This characteristic trait is mention in the song 'Learnt to Do It'.
5. Queen Victoria
I had seen The Young Victoria 6 years ago, with Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend as Victoria and Albert respectively. It would be great if Disney were to make an animated version of her story.
In her real-life story, Victoria was brought up by her mother and her alleged lover, Sir John Conroy. Who devised the so called Kensington System. This policy would rendered Victoria as weak and it would make Sir John Conroy and her mother as her regent. Unfortunately, the plan was backfired when Victoria turned 18 years old and succeeded her Uncle, King William IV to the British throne. Thus expelling Conroy from her court.
It wasn't only until that during the few months, she courted Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and got married. They went on to have 9 children and their descendants are the ruling dynasties of Europe (excluding the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium). During her reigns, called the Victorian Era.
So there you have it, I would like to apologise for the lengthy history lectures, but I thought that it would be interesting for you all to read. Especially from a history-lover like myself.