It is 1854, and Mexican singer Julia Pastrana
is making her way to New Orleans to seek her fortune.
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.
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.
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.
, 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.
Googling a runner Lady Pastrana 5.30 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.
was a young Mexican girl who was sold to the owner of a travelling freak show and billed as The Ugliest Woman in the World.