The Soi-Disant Princely Bogdanoff Twins: Igor (1949-2022) and Grichka (1949-2021)

Grichka and Igor in the 1990s.

Within the space of less than a week, the well-known Bogdanoff twins, Grichka and Igor, died as the result of complications from Covid-19; the brothers were not vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. The Bogdanoffs had been admitted to the Hôpital Georges-Pompidou in Paris on 15 December. Grichka died on 28 December 2020; Igor followed his twin into eternity on 3 January 2021. The brothers Bogdanoff were seventy-two years-old.

Igor and Grichka on the set of their TV show Temps X, 1980.
Photo (c) Jean Paul Guilloteau / Getty Images.

Born on 29 August 1949 at Saint-Lary, France, the twins Igor Yurevich Bogdanoff and Grichka Yurevich Bogdanoff were the sons of Yuri Mikhailovich Ostasenko Bogdanoff (1928–2012) and Maria Dolores “Maya” Kolowrat-Krakowská (1926–1982). 

 
The twins’ maternal grandfather, Roland Hayes.
The twins’ maternal grandmother, Countess Berta von Kolowrat-Krakowsky.
Their paternal grandparents were Mikhail Borisovich Bogdanov and Anna Osten-Sacken. Their maternal grandparents were Roland Wiltse Hayes (1887-1977) and Countess Bertha von Kolowrat-Krakowský (1890-1982; formerly married to Count Hieronymus von Colloredo-Mannsfeld). Igor and Grichka were raised by their maternal grandmother.

 
Ludmilla d’Oultremont with her daughters Sacha and Anna, 2009.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Bertrand Rindoff Petroff.
In 1989, Igor Bogdanoff married Countess Ludmilla d’Oultremont (b.1965), the second daughter and child of Count Marc-Antoine d’Oultremont (1927-2005) and Countess Maria-Theresia von Galen (b.1938). Igor and Ludmilla had three children: Sacha Maria Bogdanoff (b.1989), Anna Claria Bogdanoff (b.1991), and Wenceslas Bogdanoff (b.1994). Igor and Ludmilla divorced in 1997.  
 
Igor and Amélie, 2015.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Bertrand Rindoff Petroff.
In 2009, Igor Bogdanoff married Amélie de Bourbon-Parme (b.1977), the daughter of Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma (1926-2018) and Laure Le Bourgeois (b.1950). The wedding took place at the Chateau de Chambord and was attended by the bride’s half-sister Princess Hélène of Yugoslavia. Igor and Amélie had two sons: Alexandre Bogdanoff (b.2011) and Constantin Bogdanoff (b.2014). Igor and Amélie separated in 2016 and divorced in 2018.
 
Geneviève Grad, 1964.
Photo (c) Getty Images.
From a previous relationship, Igor Bogdanoff and French actress Geneviève Grad (b.1944) had a son, Dimitri Bogdanoff (b.1976).
 
The Bogdanoffs, 2004.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Stephane Cardinale.
May the Brothers Bogdanoff Rest in Peace.
 
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