Princess Sophia Frederica / Catherine II
Grand Duke Peter
Empress Elizabeth Petrovna
Capt. Gregori Orloff
Princess Johanna Elizabeth
Countess Elizabeth 'Lizzie'
Archimandrite Simeon Todorsky / Arch-Episcope
Chancelor Alexei Bestuchef
During the 18th century, German noblewoman Sophia Frederica, who would later become Catherine the Great, travels to Moscow to marry the dimwitted Grand Duke Peter, the heir to the Russian throne. Their arranged marriage proves to be loveless, and Catherine takes many lovers, including the handsome Count Alexei, and bears a son. When the unstable Peter eventually ascends to the throne, Catherine plots to oust him from power.
Original title The Scarlet Empress
IMDb Rating 7.1 4,930 votes
TMDb Rating 6.8 42 votes