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Cha-U-Kao

Cha-U-Kao, the Moulin Rouge performer and clown of the 1890s, was made famous in a series of paintings by Henri Touslouse-LauTrec. Very little is known about her, except for the fact that she was a lesbian. Cha-U-Kao had a distinctive look with a yellow and black outfit and white hair piled up on her head.