Gala Dalí

Russian-born Model
Born Sep 7, 1894

Gala Dalí, usually known simply as Gala, was the wife of, first, Paul Éluard, then Salvador Dalí, and an inspiration for them and many other writers and artists.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Gala Dalí.


1894 Birth Born in 1894.


1912 18 Years Old In 1912 she was sent to a sanatorium at Clavadel, near Davos in Switzerland for the treatment of tuberculosis. … Read More


1916 22 Years Old In 1916, during World War I she traveled from Russia to Paris to reunite with him; they were married one year later. … Read More


1929 35 Years Old In early August 1929, Éluard and Gala visited a young Surrealist painter in Spain, the emerging Salvador Dalí. … Read More


1936 42 Years Old Around that time she was found to have uterine fibroids, for which she underwent a hysterectomy in 1936. … Read More


1968 74 Years Old In 1968, Dalí bought Gala her own separate castle in Púbol, Girona, where she would spend time every summer from 1971-1980. … Read More
1982 88 Years Old Gala died in Port Lligat in the early morning of 10 June 1982, aged 87, and was buried in the Castle of Púbol in Girona, which Dalí had bought for her. … Read More
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