She was also known as Olga, "Olga the Mulatto", "Olga the Negress", "The Cannon Woman" and "The African Princess".
She was painted by Edgar Degas in 1879 (Miss Lala au Cirque Fernando).
Other women stopped a few horses by pulling a cord bound to them; they lifted carts, they tore a thick bunch of paper (later - telephone guides) just with their hands; they broke nails and doubled bars of iron; they danced a waltz with three men on their shoulders.
Besides, it was popular show where a lady lifted and held a bunch of people.
Later, "women cannons" appeared a stunt where a heavy cannon shot while it was attached firmly to back of a strongwoman.
Also there were women who threw heavy dumbbells, inviting men from the audience to repeat that, among which just few were capable even of moving the weight a little.
Although there are earlier references to women of unusual strength, it was in the 1880s when reports of strongwomen began to appear with regularity in sporting publications such as "Police Gazette", a magazine which was a major influence in the development of the professional strongwomen in America and in the rest of the world.
A graceful athlete with the might and power of Samson." Loise Armaindo. Having 5'2" (158 cm) in height and weighed just 135 pounds (55 kilograms), she held up two suspended men for a minute just by her teeth she performed that on the exhibitions in the Athenaeum Gymnasium in Chicago.Unlike contemporary over muscular female bodybuilders, Charmion managed to balance attractiveness, femininity and developed muscularity. Olga the Mulatto was born in 1858 and acted under the name of Lala.Famous Miss Lala (or La La) performed strength acrobatic and trapeze acts throughout Europe in circuses, music halls, in the troupe called "Follies Bergere" (Mad Shepherds) between 1860s and late 1880s.Some of the most famous strongwomens names have remained over the course of the time. Charmion built her act around a memorable routine which opened with her on-stage entrance dressed in full Victorian street attire.According to a ranking of the strongest women at the turn of the century there are the strongest five: 1. She subsequently mounted the trapeze and disrobed down to her acrobat leotards in the midst of the trapeze's swinging motion.
Sometimes mysterious masks came to the mat Yet the audience didn't take women's wrestling "championships" seriously and they were not too popular. Athelda (Frances Rheinlander), Britain In view of the fact that strongwomen of that time mostly performed in circus, theaters, vaudeville acts or music halls, their strength records are rarely reasonably sufficient Charmion.