Princess Naja... "The Snake Goddess."
Vintage Burlesque Dancer, Snake Stripper, Model: Naja. Came to the USA as an army wife. Naja had many dance acts, Belly dancer etc. but one stood out ... 'Snake Strip' dancer. In her Snake act she used two Cobras and one Python. Tragedy struck in her last snake act at Billie's Night Club ... she was bit on the left arm by one of the Cobra's, However she kept dancing for 8 more minutes and finally succumbed as she was leaving the stage at the end of her act, She was rushed to the hospital, but it was too late, she died on the way. If she would have went to the hospital when she was bitten she would have survived however, she was bitten 3 times in the previous 3 months.¹ and probably thought, not a big deal.
Gray-scale Photo 1: Miss Naja is seen here in a closeup photo, she is wearing the lower half of her costume.
- Birth Name: Frieda (Hoxter)
- Birth Date: 1930-3/6/1955²
- Birth Place: Germany.
- Married: Corporal Hoxter
- Clubs/Theaters: Billie's Night Club (Baltimore) |
- Films: n/a