Why life is a cabaret for billionaire’s boy Charles
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