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Sissi or Sisi may refer to:


  • Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known as "Sisi" or "Sissi"; spouse of Franz Joseph I of Austria
Works about Sissi
  • The King Steps Out (1936), light comedy directed by Josef von Sternberg
  • Sissi trilogy (film) with Romy Schneider:
    • Sissi (film) (1955)
    • Sissi – The Young Empress (Sissi – Die junge Kaiserin) (1956)
    • Sissi – Fateful Years of an Empress (Sissi – Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin) (1957)
  • Sisi (miniseries) (2009), TV film directed by Xaver Schwarzenberg, with Cristiana Capotondi
  • Princess Sissi (1997), French-Canadian animated television series
  • Sissi, the Anarchist Empress (Sissi Impératice), a ballet by Maurice Béjart

Other notable people

  • Sissi (footballer) (born 1967), Brazilian football player Sisleide do Amor Lima
  • Sisinio González Martínez (born 1986), Spanish footballer known as Sisi
  • Sissi Christidou, Greek television presenter
  • Seyhan Soylu, known as "Sissi", Turkish television personality
  • Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, president of Egypt


  • Sisi, Crete, a place in Crete, Greece

Other uses

  • Elisabeth Delmas, nicknamed 'Sissi', a character in the French animated television series Code Lyoko
  • Sisi (drink), a Dutch fruit-flavoured beverage
  • Sissi (Finnish light infantry), a specialized type of Finnish soldier
Sissi (Finnish light infantry)

Sissi is a Finnish term for light infantry which conducts reconnaissance, sabotage and guerrilla warfare operations behind enemy lines. The word sissi, first attested in the modern meaning "patrolman, partisan, spy" in 1787, comes to Finnish from Slavic and refers either to a forest bandit or his yew bow.

The Finnish Army Sissi units are trained to conduct long range reconnaissance patrols, gather intelligence from concealed observation posts, raid enemy installations (especially supply depots), conduct road side ambushes and pursue and destroy enemy special forces units.

In wartime, an unspecified number of reservists assigned to Sissi battalions would deploy and operate as small groups up to company size. They are meant to stay behind and covertly operate against enemy forces in their area of responsibility even if regular friendly troops have been forced to retreat. Sissi battalions are part of Finnish Army local troops, unlike the jäger and armored brigades meant for operational use. Sissi units are considered as the elites of the Army conscripts, and many of the units, such as the Paratroopers or Border Jaegers, are formed of volunteers.

Sissi (footballer)

Sisleide do Amor Lima (born 2 June 1967), commonly known as Sissi, is a Brazilian footballer and coach who played as an attacking midfielder. She last played for FC Gold Pride of Women's Professional Soccer and is a former member of the Brazil women's national football team.

Sissi (film)

Sissi is a 1955 Austrian film directed by Ernst Marischka and starring Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Uta Franz, Gustav Knuth, Vilma Degischer and Josef Meinrad. The film is based on the play Sissys Brautfahrt (Sissy's Bridal Journey) by Ernst Décsey and Gustav Holm. Sissi is the first installment in the trilogy of films about Empress Elisabeth of Austria, who was known to her family as "Sissi". It was followed by The Young Empress and Fateful Years of an Empress.