Alison Lapper

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Birthday
7, 1965
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
7, 1965 (age 53)
Birthplace
England

About

Born without arms, but still became a master photographer, painter, and digital artist. She painted with her mouth. Prominent member of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists of the World.

Before Fame

She attended The Faculty of Arts and Architecture at the University of Brighton in London. She was graduated in 1994, earning a first-class honors degree in Fine Art.

Trivia

She was the subject of Mark Quinn's sculpture "Alison Lapper Pregnant" from 2007. It was replicated on a larger scale for the 2012 Summer Paralympics opening ceremony.

Family Life

She was also born with truncated legs. She embraced her condition, phocomelia, and refused to wear artificial limbs. She gave birth to her son Parys in 1999. They would star together in "Child of Our Time," a continuous BBC documentary.

Associated With

She and author Cressida Cowell both graduated from the University of Brighton.