Mademoiselle Gabrielle was considered the most perfect example of a half-woman. Little is known of her early life in Switzerland other than she was born without/lost her legs right up to her hips. What she did have was extreme beauty, exceptional taste, and class.
Her career began at the 1900 paris exhibition, and it didn't take long for her come to the US in the dreamland circus sideshow.
While many disabled persons traveling in side show acts were exploited, Gabrielle was not one of them. She controlled her career, made a lot of money, and had many admirers. She married a few times, thus changing her last name, and nothing is known of her later life.
A constant reminder to quit your bitching, and work with what you've got.