The life of Blanche Dumas — the three-legged woman

Warning: This article contains images that some readers may find disturbing.

The story of Blanche Dumas is an unusual case and one which began on the island of Martinique in 1860. Blanche was born to a French father and a mother of African origin. And just when you think you've seen everything, Mother Nature is always there to surprise us. In the case of Blanche Dumas, it was her abnormal physical appearance that completely caught her parents and the doctors off guard.

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The little girl had a rare birth defect: she was born with a very broad pelvis, two imperfectly developed legs and a third leg attached to her coccygeus.

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But that wasn't all. She also had two normal, well-developed breasts as well as two smaller breasts (complete with nipples), close together and just above her pubic area.


Blanche also had two vaginas along with two well-developed vulvas, which purportedly had equally developed sensitivity. And as early as her teenage years, she is said to have developed an extraordinary sexual appetite.


During those times, people born with anomalies or deformations were highly discriminated against. And in Blanche's extreme case, the discrimination was so severe that she felt she had no other choice but to join a circus, where her peculiar anatomy was put on display for all to see.

Blanche was reputed to have had many lovers. And rumor has it that she was able to entertain and satisfy men with both her vaginas.


The young woman’s libido was so strong that she decided to make it her profession. She later moved to Paris, which is where she became a courtesan.

It was there that she heard of a man named Juan Batista Dos Santos, a three-legged man, who supposedly had two penises. She expressed a sincere desire to meet with him and engage in sexual encounters. While there is no evidence that the two had illicit meetings, there's rumor of a brief affair.

Here's a video (in Portuguese) that shows pictures of Blanche Dumas:

Mother Nature certainly does have the tendency to create all kinds of surprises. Nowadays, with medical advances in the field of cosmetic surgery, it’s extremely rare to see such an extraordinary anatomy. Nonetheless, Blanche seems to have led a life full of adventures that fulfilled her every possible desire!


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