Maria Rasputin Biography
(Russian Circus Performer and Daughter of Russian Mystic Grigori Rasputin)
Birthday: March 27, 1898 (Aries)
Born In: Pokrovskoe, Russia
Maria Rasputin was the daughter of the Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man Grigori Rasputin. She was a circus performer as well as a writer who wrote memoirs about her father’s attack by Khionia Guseva, dealing with Tsar Nicholas II, and murder. Born in the Siberian village of Pokrovskoye, Russian Empire, she grew up alongside her younger sister, Varvara, and attended a private preparatory school. Following her father’s death and the outbreak of the Russian revolution, Rasputin left Russia with her husband to settle in Paris. She took up work as a cabaret dancer after her husband’s death in 1926, and later worked as a circus artist in Peru, Indiana. In 1940, Rasputin married her childhood friend in Miami and became a US citizen following their divorce six years later. She later did jobs in defense plants and hospitals. In 1968, she claimed to be psychic. Her last years were spent in Los Angeles where she lived on Social Security benefits.