Hirsutism (HUR-soot-iz-um) is a condition in women that results in excessive growth of dark or coarse hair in a male-like pattern — face, chest and back. With hirsutism, extra hair growth often arises from excess male hormones (androgens), primarily testosterone.
What condition does the bearded lady have?
congenital generalized hypertrichosis terminalis In 1857, The Lancet documented Pastrana as a peculiarity, but modern medicine shows that she suffered from a real disorder known as congenital generalized hypertrichosis terminalis (CGHT), sometimes called werewolf syndrome. Now, Chinese scientists have begun to unravel the genetic story behind her condition.
Why do females grow beards?
Women develop excessive body or facial hair due to higher-than-normal levels of androgens, including testosterone. All females produce androgens, but the levels typically remain low. This can cause male-pattern hair growth and other male characteristics, such as a deep voice.
Is the bearded lady in The Greatest Showman really a bearded lady?
In The Greatest Showman, Keala plays Lettie Lutz, a bearded lady. Lutz is a composite character partly based on the real-life performers Josephine Clofullia and Annie Jones. Her song This Is Me reached number three in the UK singles chart in 2018, and she performed the song at the 2018 Oscars.