Irina Yusupova

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Ирина Феликсовна Юсупова, Bébé
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Princess Irina Felixovna Yusupova (Russian: Ирина Феликсовна Юсупова), nicknamed "Bébé", (21 March 1915 – 30 August 1983 in Cormeilles, France) was born in Petrograd, Russia, the only child of Prince Felix Yusupov and Princess Irina of Russia.



Prince Felix was the heir of one of the wealthiest families of Russia and of Europe. Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia was the daughter of Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich and Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, the elder daughter of Tsar Alexander III and sister of Tsar Nicolas II.

After the February Revolution, the Yusupovs fled Russia and settled in Paris, leaving behind most of their wealth. At first, the little girl was raised by her paternal grandparents until, at the age of nine, they returned the little princess to her parents. According to her father, Prince Felix Yusupov Feliksovitch, his daughter received a poor education causing an alteration in the character of the girl, who became capricious. Princess Irina Felixovna Yusupova was raised by nannies and, whilst she adored her father, she was very distant with her mother.


Princess Irina married on 19 June 1938 in Paris, France, Count Nikolai Dmitrievich Sheremetev (28 October 1904, Moscow, Russia – 5 February 1979, Paris, France), son of Count Dmitri Sergeievich Sheremetev and his wife Countess Irina Ilarionovna Vorontzova-Dashkova. His ancestors include Boris Petrovich Sheremetev and Illarion Ivanovich Vorontsov-Dashkov. He worked with the shipping company, Vlasoff. He later contracted tuberculosis, and they moved to Greece for a climate better suited to his condition.

They had one daughter, Countess Xenia Nikolaevna Sheremeteva, born March 1, 1942 in Rome.

  • Countess Xenia Nikolaevna Sheremeteva (born 1 March 1942, Rome, Italy), married on 20 June 1965 in Athens, Greece, to Ilias Sfiris (born 20 August 1932, Athens, Greece); had issue:
    • Tatiana Sfiris (born 28 August 1968, Athens, Greece), married on May 1996 in Athens, Greece, to Alexis Giannakoupoulos (born 1963), divorced, no issue; married Anthony Vamvakidis and has issue:
      • Marilia Vamvakidis (17 July 2004)
      • Yasmine Xenia Vamvakidis (7 May 2006)

Death and Burial

Princess Irina Felixovna Yusupova died on 30 August 1983 at Cormeilles in France. She was buried alongside her paternal grandparents and her parents at the cemetery Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery in Essonne, France)

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        Relation nameRelation typeBirth DateDeath dateDescription
        1Felix  YusupovFelix YusupovFather23.03.188727.09.1967
        2Irina Alexandrovna of RussiaIrina Alexandrovna of RussiaMother03.07.189526.02.1970
        3Князь Андрей АлександровичКнязь Андрей АлександровичUncle24.01.189708.05.1981
        4Великий князь Пётр НиколаевичВеликий князь Пётр НиколаевичUncle10.01.186417.06.1931
        5Prince Vasili AlexandrovichPrince Vasili AlexandrovichUncle07.07.190724.06.1989
        6Князь Никита АлександровичКнязь Никита АлександровичUncle16.01.190012.09.1974
        7Nikolajs II RomanovsNikolajs II RomanovsUncle19.05.186817.07.1918
        8George BrasovGeorge BrasovUncle06.08.191021.07.1931
        9Князь Дмитрий АлександровичКнязь Дмитрий АлександровичUncle15.08.190107.07.1980
        10Ростислав АлександровичРостислав АлександровичUncle24.11.190231.07.1978
        11Гурий  КуликовскийГурий КуликовскийUncle23.04.191911.09.1984
        12Alexandrine  of Mecklenburg-SchwerinAlexandrine of Mecklenburg-SchwerinAunt24.12.187912.12.1952
        13Cecilie  Mecklenburg Schwerin, DuchessCecilie Mecklenburg Schwerin, DuchessAunt20.09.188606.05.1954
        14Anastasia de TorbyAnastasia de TorbyAunt09.09.189207.12.1977
        15Princess Xenia  Georgievna of RussiaPrincess Xenia Georgievna of RussiaAunt22.08.190317.09.1965
        16Nadejda MountbattenNadejda MountbattenAunt28.03.189622.01.1963
        17Princess Nina GeorgievnaPrincess Nina GeorgievnaAunt20.06.190127.02.1974
        18Grand Duke Alexander MikhailovichGrand Duke Alexander MikhailovichGrandfather13.04.186626.02.1933
        19Великая княгиня Ксения АлександровнаВеликая княгиня Ксения АлександровнаGrandmother06.04.187520.04.1960
        20Михаил НиколаевичМихаил НиколаевичGreat grandfather25.10.183218.12.1909
        21Владимир АлександровичВладимир АлександровичGreat grandfather10.04.184704.02.1909
        22Alexander IIIAlexander IIIGreat grandfather10.03.184501.11.1894
        23Мария ФёдоровнаМария ФёдоровнаGreat grandmother26.11.184713.10.1928
        24Olga  FeodorovnaOlga FeodorovnaGreat grandmother20.09.183912.04.1891
        25Maria  PavlovnaMaria PavlovnaGreat grandmother14.05.185406.09.1920
        26Княгиня Ксения  РомановаКнягиня Ксения РомановаCousin10.03.191922.10.2000
        27George VIGeorge VICousin14.12.189506.02.1952
        Tatiana Elizabeth MountbattenCousin16.12.191715.05.1988
        29Anastasia RomanovaAnastasia RomanovaCousin18.06.190117.07.1918
        30Prince George Duke of KentPrince George Duke of KentCousin20.12.190225.08.1942
        31David MountbattenDavid MountbattenCousin12.05.191914.04.1970
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        37Edward  VIIIEdward VIIICousin23.06.189428.05.1972

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