Why life is a cabaret for bil­lion­aire’s boy Charles

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News -

THE son of poet Amanda Eliasch is tak­ing the London so­cial scene by storm – as a cross-dress­ing singer.

Old Har­ro­vian Charles Eliasch, 25, trans­forms into fabulous Evie Lake by night, I can re­veal, and has ap­peared as his flam­boy­ant al­terego at var­i­ous cabaret nights in re­cent weeks.

Charles is Amanda’s el­dest son by Swedish bil­lion­aire ex-hus­band Jo­han Eliasch, and his act is so con­vinc­ing it has every­one fooled but his mother.

‘How do I say this? I am a fe­male im­poster, a fe­male im­per­son­ator – a gen­der-ben­der, I sup­pose,’ Charles tells me. ‘Evie Lake was born at my mu­sic col­lege in Cardiff but the act was banned, so I took her to London. I have now got to the stage where peo­ple think, “Is she or isn’t she?” I’m not the first per­son in my fam­ily to go into show­biz but I am the first to cross-dress.’

So­cialite Amanda has been to see her son per­form sev­eral times and says: ‘I am very proud of his en­ter­prise.’

AL­TER-EGO: Singer Charles, above, and as Evie, right

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