1a-priscilla-monkey-girl Percilla Lauther aka “The Monkey Girl” was born on April 26, 1911 in Puerto Rico. She was born with hypertrichosis, a congenital condition which causes excessive hair growth. Percilla also had two rows of teeth. She began working as a sideshow act at a young age and even went on to marry another sideshow performer Emmitt Bejano, the Alligator-Skinned Man. They retired from the sideshow business, which led to Percilla going clean shaven for the first time in her life. She passed away in February 2001 at age 89.
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