[Left: Image of Miss Lala; Right: Painting, by Edgar Degas, of Miss Lala performing in Paris]
- Born in Poland, 1858
- She became a wirewalker and trapeze artist, known as Miss Lala
- She performed at the Westminster Aquarium, London in 1879 and at the Cirque Fernando, Paris
- She was known for her extraordinary act which was her elevated nearly seventy feet into the circus’s domed roof then suspended solely from a rope clenched between her teeth
- The artist Edgar Degas (1834–1917) attended many performances at the Cirque Fernando, and studied Miss Lala, creating the piece of art above as a result.
[Images taken from Google Images]