I never knew that Rasputin – you know, the original “mad monk,” peasant-turned psychic adviser to the Russian Royal Family pre-revolution, Aquarius etc etc – had a daughter.
In her day, Maria Rasputin (on the right, above) was:
* an Aries
* trapped in a loveless marriage in Siberia.
* a cabaret dancer
* a mother
* an author – cookbooks & memoirs of her notorious father.
* a Lion Tamer!
* a riveter during the war. She left the circus once they got to Miami and settled in America, living out her final days in Hollywood.
Now Kathryn Harrison – perhaps best known for her incest-memoir The Kiss – has done a novel about Maria Rasputin & her amazing life; Enchantments. Interesting, no?