‘Corsage,’ Netflix’s ‘Empress’ uncover the 19th-century Princess Diana

Harry’s not the only royal generating headlines. 

A lot more than a century after her loss of life, Empress Elisabeth of Austria is enjoying an unprecedented pop-culture second. She’s the subject of hit Netflix sequence “The Empress,” which was renewed for a next period past slide, and two new films: “Sisi & I,” owing later this spring, and IFC Films’ “Corsage” (now in theaters), which stars Vicky Krieps (“Phantom Thread”) and was shortlisted for the greatest international function film Oscar. 

Who was she? And why is she in all places? We communicate to Krieps and Hadley Meares, a historical journalist, to locate out extra about the unwilling royal. 

Vicky Krieps plays a mischievous, chain-smoking empress in period drama "Corsage."

Who was Empress Elisabeth of Austria? 

Elisabeth, nicknamed Sisi, was just 16 when she was married, in opposition to her will, to Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria in 1854. Beloved for her compassion toward the unwell and poor, she also fought for the rights of the persons of Hungary, which was aspect of her husband’s empire. 

But privately, Sisi struggled with mental ailment as effectively as grief following the fatalities of her son and sister. She was assassinated by an Italian anarchist in 1898 at age 60 after 44 years on the throne.