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The Ugliest Woman in the World

Her name is Mary Ann Bevan, and she was once called “the ugliest woman in the world.” Behind the sad title is the story of a devoted mother who suffered endless humiliation to raise her children. Early years Mary was born in East London in 1874, one of the eight children raised by a working-class ...

David Jirard

A photo of Mary Ann Bevan before the acromegaly began.