Helena Von Grossberg
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Biographical Information
IRL: History's Helena Von Grossberg
Real Name: Helena Von Grossberg
Alias: Helene Caroline Therese

Duchess Helene in Bavaria

Birth: 4 April 1834
Age: 17
Originally From: Vienna, Austria

Fritz (Husband)
Prince Franz (EX-fiancé)


General Von Grossberg (Father)


Imperial austrian court
Kingdom of Austria

Physical Description
Gender: Female
Hair color: Black
Eye color: green
Character Information
First appearance: An Imperial Surprise
Voiced by: Elisabeth Fargeot

History[edit | edit source]

Season One[edit | edit source]

A party is held in Possenhoven in the honor of the imperial guests. Sissi has fun with the princes and the children, The Empress and [Helena feel exhausted by the country life [1] Helena uses every chance to revenge that Prince Franz likes Sissi and not her. [2]

Franz convinces his mother to invite Sissi and her family to his engagement ball with Helena. Sissi is very disappointed by that, and plans to stay home with Duke Max. In the meantime Franz is writing a letter. [3]

The Zaniouchka Circus comes to Austria under orders of General Von Grossberg to give his daughter Helana a private show. Sissi is not invited by Helena, but manages to get in anyways. [4] Helene took the mirror that Idda gave to Sissi that had a note in to for her. Now that Fonz is back things start to go right so Sissi. Until everyone from the The Zaniouchka Circus is taken to prison. [5]

Sissi hides the rebel Aundrassi in the orphanage. Helene trick the children into telling her where he is. Helene then bring the Empress so show off her find, only for her to discover Aundrassi & Idda have both escaped. [6] Helena convinced Empress Sophia to close down The Orphanage. [7] Sissi & Franz go off to have a secret date at the fair. Meanwhile The Empress gives away Sissis money, and Helene talk to the newspaper and tells them Sissi is keeping the money for herself, instead of helping the children. Both Sissi & Franz come home to an angry crowd. [8]

Season Two[edit | edit source]

Councilor Zottornick convinced Empress Sophia into signing an arrest warrant for Duke Max. Sissi agrees to renounce her intention to marry Franz in order to save her father by older of the Empress. [9] Councilor Zottornick exiles Duke Max.Helena tries to move into Sisis old room, but is stopped by Prince Franz. [10] Murgaš proposes to Sissi only to be declined. Helena convinces Prince Franz that Sissi betrayed him. [11] After Prince Franz saves Possi, Helena tries to win over Franz again by dressing up like Sissi. [12] Helena still does all she can to get Prince Franz to fall in love with her. [13]

Helena wears all of Sissi's old clothes, while Sissi secretly dresses as Helena to steal the map that is holding her father's location. [14] Prince Franz tells his mother= he has given up his claim to the crown in order to marry Sissi. Prince Karl is now to be the new Emperor and Helena wants in. [15] Empress Sophia lets Prince Franz be Emperor and marry Sissi. Councilor Zottornick is condemned to be Helena's footman. [16] Prince Franz is angry with the horrible wedding plans- Thanks to Helena-who tricked Sissi once more. [17]

Sissi and her family all return to Possi. Helena and Councilor Zottornick team up once again. [18] Helena makes one last attempt to separate Sissi and Prince Franz. [19] Sissi falls ill off her horse. And no one is able to cure her. Councilor Zottornick finds a look alike; Dr. Fritz... And Dr. Fritz elixir saves the day. [20] Zottornick and Count Arkas train Dr. Fritz to be a Prince Franz while the real Prince Franz is kidnapped and impressed. The imposter fake-Prince falls in love with Helena, and so tells Sissi that he no longer wants to marry her. [21] Zottornick assumes political control over the emperor. Helena prepares for her wedding, but Dr. Fritz has a change of heart. [22] Princess Sissi and Prince Franz are finally able to marry, and Dr. Fitz gets his happy ever-after with Helena on a farm. [23]

Voice Actors[edit | edit source]

  • English: Elisabeth Fargeot
  • Dutch: Vera Mann

Quotes[edit | edit source]


Notes[edit | edit source]

Historical Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Helena frequently refers to Sisi as a peasant. In fact, the real Empress Sisi was the grand-daughter of the King of Bavaria and her mother Ludovika was actually the sister of Archduchess Sophie of Austria (Empress Sophia in the series). Therefore Sisi was the cousin of Franz and of much higher rank than the Viscountess Helena.
  • Sisi's sister Helene, who was likely the inspiration for the character of Helena, did eventually find a husband following rejection by Franz Joseph. She married the Prince of Thrun and Taxis and arguably had the only happy marriage of any of her sisters.

Family Tree[edit | edit source]

General Von Grossberg
Helena Von Grossberg

References[edit | edit source]

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