Fictional Anastasias
September 22, 2016 11:48 AM   Subscribe

What novels, short stories, or movies have a female character named Anastasia?

Specifically looking for fiction other than the 20th Century Fox animated movie Anastasia and the 50 Shades of Grey franchise.
posted by aaanastasia to Media & Arts (10 answers total)
Lois Lowry's Anastasia Krupnik series! Geared toward maybe elementary/middle-school readers but I still find them clever and entertaining as an adult, and the older hardcovers with Diane DeGroat's tiny illustrations at the beginning of each chapter are lovely.
posted by needs more cowbell at 11:52 AM on September 22, 2016 [20 favorites]

There was a Royal Diaries book about Anastasia Romanov.
posted by ChuraChura at 11:54 AM on September 22, 2016

(I should say, it is the fictionalized diary of Anastasia Romanov)
posted by ChuraChura at 11:55 AM on September 22, 2016

Along with Drizella, she's one of Disney Cinderella's mean stepsisters.
posted by flourpot at 11:59 AM on September 22, 2016 [1 favorite]

The Anastasia Books (also known as the Ringing Cedars). Very weird. Much woo. Also contains good blueprints for a beehive.
posted by ananci at 12:02 PM on September 22, 2016

Stacey in the Babysitters Club books was an Anastasia, if that counts.
(I can't believe my brain has retained that information for decades. Stupid brain, can't you clear that space for something useful?)
posted by une_heure_pleine at 12:04 PM on September 22, 2016 [10 favorites]

It is not the character's actual name, but Karen on Will and Grace uses the alias Antastasia Beaverhausen several times.
posted by soelo at 12:19 PM on September 22, 2016 [1 favorite]

Tacy's full name in the Betsy Tacy books is Anna Anastasia.
posted by brujita at 2:25 PM on September 22, 2016 [3 favorites]

I don't know if it refers to a specific person or character but there's a Russian folk song Oh, Anastasia!Эх, Настасья!
posted by XMLicious at 3:36 PM on September 22, 2016

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