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Google doodle celebrates Fearless Nadia's 110th birthday

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

doodle on Monday celebrated the 110th birthday of actress and stunt Evans, popularly known as Nadia.

The doodle showed the illustration of 'Nadia' wearing a hat.

The blue-eyed blonde actress, who was born on this day in 1908 in Perth, Australia, is remembered as the masked and cloaked adventurer in a 1935 movie 'Hunterwali', in which she played the lead role.

Mary came to in 1913 at the age of five with her father Scotsman Herbert Evans, a volunteer in the

After learning the ropes of outdoor living in Peshawar, she first joined a touring dance troupe in Bombay, then the Zarco Circus.

On the advice of a teller, she changed her name to Nadia.

In her first lead role in 'Hunterwali' (The Lady of the Whip), Nadia was seen wearing leather shorts, a mask and cape, performing all of her own stunts.

In late 1960's, she also appeared in a James Bond spoof called 'Khiladi' (The Players).

Over the years, she swung from chandeliers, sprang from speeding trains and even tamed lions.

Nadia's great-grandnephew, in 1993 made a documentary on her 'Fearless: The Story'.

Nadia's doodle has been created by Bangalore-based

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 07:55 IST
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