And now to Helena, the last in a long line of forebears to carry the ultimate burden of restoring family honour, four generations after her great grandfather’s quest to restore her family’s rightful place in old Byzantine history.
But she’s only a hair dresser, you might say, incredulous. How can she achieve anything by doing that?
By achieving international fame, I say. She can get her face on the covers of all the magazines. She can compete and win prizes. She can travel everywhere. Have the rich and famous clamouring at her door - like Vidal Sassoon, and like Jie Matar.