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Born in St Louis, Omar Kingsley ran away to the circus when he was eight years old. He was trained in the dangerous trick-riding, and presented as a young woman. Ella toured
Europe with the circus.
a Count, believing himself to be in love, offered a large sum of money to be introduced to her. In Moscow, the king, Victorio Emanuele II requested that she visit him. Ella did so but always accompanied by a female companion. Italy
, Omar married Sallie Stickney, a fellow circus rider. In America , several military officers accused Ella of not being a woman after she had refused one of them. This resulted in a brawl and Ella and the circus director were thrown into jail. Ella's 'true' sex was then discovered. Manila
Omar gave up his life as Ella to become a partner in the circus, but continued to give benefit performances. He died of smallpox in
where he was giving such a performance. Bombay