Julia Pastrana


Also found in: Wikipedia.
A Mexican Indian (1834-1860) woman, who suffered generalised hypertrichosis, a large nose and ears, and gingival hyperplasia.
References in periodicals archive ?
With her hairy face and body, Julia Pastrana became known as "ape woman" after she was taken to the US by showman Theodore Lent in 1854 when she was 20.
Born in Mexico in 1834, Julia Pastrana suffered from hypertrichosis and gingival hyperplasia, diseases that gave her copious facial hair and a thick-set jaw.
Julia Pastrana, an Indigenous Mexican woman who toured the United States and Europe during the Victorian-era as a freak called the "ape woman" due to a rare congenital condition and deformities that gave her an "ape" or "bear"-like appearance, was finally transported to her native country and given a proper burial 153 years after her death.
At a church ceremony in the small town of Sinaloa de Leyva, residents turned out to pay their final respects to Julia Pastrana, a woman whose body was completely covered in thick hair.
30 Naas Julia Pastrana was a Mexican woman born in 1834 with hypertrichosis, a condition that left her face and body covered with straight black hair.
I play a 110-year-old bearded lady based on a famous real-life bearded lady called Julia Pastrana (a Mexican-born woman who toured as part of a circus act in the 19th century until her death during childbirth, aged 25).
The True Story of The Tragic Life And Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana The Ugliest Woman In The World.
The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphat Death of Julia Pastrana, The Ugliest Woman in the World goes on stage at the Rose Theatre, at Edge Hill College, Ormskirk, on 17 October.
Sweet's representatives of Victorian England are "the bisexual pornography in which the two heroes indulge in guiltless sex with each other before climbing into bed with the two heroines; the children's adventure serial starring a cross-dressing teenage boy; the advertisements that wooed people like you and me into meetings with personalities like Julia Pastrana the Baboon Lady, Miss Atkinson the Pig Woman and the Bipenis Boy.
This time he's to star with Oscar-winner Hilary Swank in Taylor Hackford's big-budget yarn Julia Pastrana.