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'The World's Ugliest Woman' Mary Ann Bevan made freak show sacrifice for her kids

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Mary Ann Bevan made a huge sacrifice for her kids after becoming a young, sick, widow

Victorian freak show star Mary Ann Bevan toured the globe as the ‘the ugliest woman on Earth’ - but really she was ‘the world’s BEST mum’.

The London-born nurse suffered from acromegaly, a disorder that causes the body to create too much growth hormone - and after her husband died was left destitute trying to support their four kids.

Prior to the onset of the devastating condition, she was very pretty, and had a successful career working in some of the City’s hospitals.