A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.
Did You Know?
Both Julia Ormond and Vanessa Redgrave have played Guinevere, Ormond in First Knight (1995) and Redgrave in Camelot (1967). See more
Gregory Orlov was not the father of Catherine's son Paul. In her memoirs, Catherine implied that Paul's real father was a court official named Sergei Saltykov. Her affair with Orlov did not begin until 1760, when Paul was six. See more
Frederick the Great
This frail, young slip of a girl has won herself an empire, and there is nothing anyone can do about it. Against all the odds, that is what she has done.
Version of Catherine the Great