21 Facts About Alexandra Tegleva


Alexandra Alexandrovna Tegleva, known as Shura Tegleva and Sasha Tegleva, was a Russian noblewoman who served as a nursemaid in the Russian Imperial Household.


Alexandra Tegleva survived the Russian Revolution and married Pierre Gilliard, a Swiss academic who served with her in the Imperial Household as the children's French tutor.


Alexandra Tegleva moved to Lausanne as a white emigre and remained there the rest of her life.


Alexandra Tegleva was a part of the Russian nobility as a member of the Teglev family.


Alexandra Tegleva was educated at the Smolny Institute of Noble Maidens in Saint Petersburg.


Alexandra Tegleva served in the Russian Imperial Household as a nursemaid and governess to Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, and Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich.


Alexandra Tegleva lived with the family in the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoye Selo, occupying the thirty-first room on the second floor.


Alexandra Tegleva was assisted by a maid named Anna Yakovlevna Utkina.


In 1904, Empress Alexandra gave Tegleva a gold pocket watch made by Swiss manufacturer Paul Buhre as a Christmas present.


Alexandra Tegleva was awarded a Faberge brooch, bearing the Romanov family crest embellished with a diamond and four rubies, in 1913 on the occasion of the Romanov Tercentenary.


Unlike many other members of the imperial household, Alexandra Tegleva left many of her personal belongings at the Alexander Palace upon going into exile, including fine clothes, photographs with fellow staff, photographs with the imperial family, shoes, socks, and mementos given to her by the children.


Alexandra Tegleva was assisted in hiding the jewels by the parlor maid Elizaveta Ersberg and lady's maid Maria Gustavna Tutelberg.


In May 1918 the rest of the imperial family was taken to Ipatiev House, but Alexandra Tegleva was not allowed to enter with them.


Alexandra Tegleva was detained with Pierre Gilliard, Charles Sydney Gibbes, and Baroness Sophie Karlovna von Buxhoeveden in a separate residence from the imperial family in Yekaterinburg.


Alexandra Tegleva was almost killed by the Bolsheviks in Tyumen but was freed by the White Army.


Alexandra Tegleva survived the Russian Revolution, arriving in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1920 as a white emigre.


Ultimately, she and her husband believed Anderson to be a fraud, although Alexandra Tegleva felt an immense love for Anderson as she had for Grand Duchess Anastasia.


Alexandra Tegleva was the godmother of her niece, Marie-Claude Gilliard Knecht.


Alexandra Tegleva was portrayed by Michele Valence in the play Daughter of A Soldier performed at the Theatre of the Open Eye in New York in 1988.


Alexandra Tegleva is a character in the play The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women: An Interactive Comedy in Two Acts, written by Carolyn Gage and Don Nigro.


Alexandra Tegleva was portrayed by Milda Noreikaite in the 2019 Netflix documentary drama The Last Czars.