No photo available. Represent Topsy? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 159,593 this week

Topsy (1875–1903)

Topsy was originally a wild elephant, born in Southeast Asia c. 1875. She was captured by elephant traders while still a baby and smuggled into the United States by 1877 . Her new owner Adam Forepaugh (1831-1890) claimed that she was born in captivity and advertised her as the first American-born baby elephant. Forepaugh was the owner of Forepaugh... See full bio »

Born:

in Southeast Asia

Sundance Stars Through the Years

Check out the stars who showcased their movies at the Sundance Film Festival. Plus, join Kevin Smith from the IMDb Studio at Sundance with celebrity interviews from Jan. 19 to 22.

See the full gallery

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 197 people
created 03 May 2015
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Topsy's work have you seen?

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Self (1 credit)
 1903 Electrocuting an Elephant (Documentary short)
Herself
Edit

Personal Details

Height:

10' (3.05 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

A memorial dedicated to her was erected in Coney Island in 2003. See more »

Contribute to This Page

'La La Land' Producer on the Art of Espionage

Jordan Horowitz shares some "secret" information about his new spy-thriller series, "Counterpart." Plus, Kevin Smith reveals his favorite Sundance movies of all time.

Watch now