Marsha Strand aka. “The Leopard Girl”..
She was born in 1930 in the suburbs of Grand Rapids, Michigan.. Marsha studied both Dance and Commercial Art, while in high school. Shortly after graduating, she found work as a chorus girl with a travelling Burlesque show.. Eventually, she began featuring and became a mainstay at Chicago-area nightclubs.. Her celebrated "Cat Dances" were (purportedly) inspired by a voodoo dance she’d once seen, while vacationing in Haiti!