Transforming myself into my ancestor Dorothea
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Transforming myself into my ancestor Dorothea

Christian Fuchs enjoys dressing up as his ancestors. One of these is Dorothea Viehmann. She lived in Germany and played a part in the compilation of Grimms' Fairy Tales. With presenter Jane Chambers, Christian and his make-up artist walk us through the elaborate process of taking on her appearance.

Photo: Dorothea (L) - credit Christan Fuchs. Christian as Dorothea (R) - Yulia Katkova

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  • 15 Feb 2017