Sisi as a young woman with her hair down, unique for her time. This portrait stood in Franz Joseph study room. Painted by Franz Xaver Winterhalter. Elisabeth of Austria (due to the movie also known now as Sissi, 1837-1898)
A close-up of the only known photo of Sisi and her children. Elisabeth of Austria was the wife of Franz Joseph I, and therefore both Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. She also held the titles of Queen of Bohemia and Croatia, among others. From an early age, she was called Sisi by family and friends.