Rosa Bouglione

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Bougloine in 2014

Rosa Bouglione (née Van Been; 21 December 1910 – 26 August 2018) was a French circus performer. She was the matriarch of the Bouglione circus family.[1] Bouglione was born in Ixelles, Belgium to a French family.

Bouglione began performing as a child. She was known for a dance she would do with her father in a cage full of lions.[2]

Bouglione died in Paris on 26 August 2018 at the age of 107.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Circus matriarch Madame Rosa remains active at 103". Chicago Daily Herald. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  2. "103-year-old circus performer recalls her time at the big top". cctv.com. 19 October 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. "Mort de Rosa Bouglione, la reine du cirque, à l'âge de 107 ans" [Death of Rosa Bouglione, Queen of the Circus, at the age of 107] (in French). lefigaro.fr. 27 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.