She was a cut-up, freely dispensing her own kind of dead-pan, sarcastic humour at the expense of others.
Alexei was also, sadly, hemophiliac.
While her older sister Olga had a more fiery temperament and Tatiana was a bit more reserved, Anastasia and the middle sibling, Maria, are remembered as lively and flirtatious.
Of course we remember Anastasia, not only because she was collateral damage to a revolution that swept through a nation but because of the sincerely bright spot she occupied in her family.
Why not just do an animated musical about Anne Frank if we're going to be so tasteless? Nicholas abdicated the throne in March 1917, and the entire family was forced to in Yekaterinburg.
Finding herself in 1988 America, Anastasia is befriended by a 12-year-old girl named Megan and an unlikely connection forms between the two.