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Anastasios Kasfikis

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Anastasios Kasfikis

Anastasios Kasfikis (1892-1934) was a Russian illusionist who traveled under a Greek passport.


He was known for having several midgets in his company as assistants and toured Europe.

Kasfikis died while traveling in Spain when his Buzz-Saw Illusion slid forward during a collision with another car and crushed his head.[1]

His widow, Valeria, continued his act as an all-girl illusion show. She later performed as "Cleopatra", had had considerable success touring Europe, South America, & the United States.

Some however speculate a more political intrigue in his death wondering if he was taken out by the Russian government.[2]


  1. Goldston's Magical Quarterly Vol. 01. (Summer 1934): page 89
  2. THE MYSTERIOUS KASFIKIS: THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE Fred Maldino, Magicol February 1994