In the 19th century, against the backdrop of the deafening popularity of circuses, theaters and extraordinary people, Sutherland's sisters also received their share of high-profile fame. They became famous and rich exclusively because of their long hair.
Sisters Sarah, Victoria, Isabella, Grace, Naomi, Dora,
and Mary were born in New York between 1845 and 1856, in the family of a poor
The mother of the girls was particularly strict about
their hair: she forbade them to get a haircut and rubbed the dirty decoctions
into the heads of her daughters, because of which they were mercilessly teased
by their peers.
One day, the father noticed the enthusiastic glances
that people threw at the hair of his daughters, and an unusual idea occurred to
him: he began to travel with his daughters around the country, giving vocal
In 1884, the girls were noticed by the famous circus
of Barnum and Bailey, as a result of which a contract was signed with the
Sutherland family. Thanks to this cooperation, the girls gained incredible fame
and money. Because of the wealth that fell on them, the sisters quickly became
accustomed to a luxurious life, alcohol, and drugs.
the 20s of the 20th century sharply shook the position of the Sutherlands. Lush
hairstyles went out of fashion, instead of them, a short haircut became
popular: Sutherland's sisters with their long hair were quickly forgotten.
After being unable to change their habitual way of life, they soon completely
went bankrupt. In 1938 their mansion burned down, and they lived out their
unhappy life without a single penny. However, they didn’t cut their hair.