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A famous bearer of the name was Gala Dali, wife and muse of the surrealist artist Salvador Dali.
-- Laleroc  7/6/2005
Gala was actually first married to fellow surrealist Paul Eluard, whom she met at a turburculosis sanitarium (both Gala and Eluard suffered from the disease). She met Dali at a show of his painting involving human excrement during which Dali had goat excrement smeared on his armpits. She questioned him as to his fascination with excrement and he replied that it was fear that fascinated him, fear of excrement, fear of death, and his phobia of grasshoppers, at which point Gala reportedly exclaimed "By dear boy, we shall never leave each other!" They later married.
-- VictoriaCalledTori  5/31/2007
Gala was the name of Salvador Dali's wife. I think it comes from "Galatea", a name used in a Cervantes' novel, called "La Galatea".
-- senney  3/25/2010

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