Shalimar Seiuli Biography
Birthday: July 6, 1976 (Cancer)
Born In: Mesepa, American Samoa
Shalimar Seiuli was an American–Samoan dancer who became a public figure after she was seen entering Hollywood star Eddie Murphy’s car while working as a prostitute. Ever since she was young, she had identified herself as a woman. Born and raised as a transgender in the village of Mesepa, in the Samoan Islands, she adopted the name “Shalimar,” which was the name of the French perfume brand she used. Upon growing up, she began contesting in beauty pageants and eventually ended up winning the ‘Miss American Samoan Island Queen’ pageant in 1993. In 1996, she moved to Los Angeles, where she underwent a hormone replacement therapy to complete her physical transition into a woman. She had arrived there to work as a fashion designer, but she was unable to find work. She thus resorted to prostitution to afford the therapy and to make ends meet. In the wee hours of May 2, 1997, she was seen entering the SUV of popular Hollywood star Eddie Murphy. Eddie was questioned and was later discharged, while Shalimar was arrested for prostitution. Following this, Shalimar became popular and began working as a dancer at a popular Los Angeles nightclub. In April 1998, she was found dead just outside her apartment. The incident was later termed an accident.