Elizabeth's lack of control over her life at the Hapsburg court led her fast and exercise obsessively, and tight-lace to a waist. She was sewn into her clothes. She spent hours a day on her hair, which reached to her knees.
Left: Empress Sissi of Austria in a portrait by Franz Xaver Winterhalter. Right: Romy Schneider as Sissi in the movie "Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin" (Sissi -the young empress), The costumes were designed by Leo Bei, Gerdag and Franz Szivats.