Madame Delphine LA Laurie the sadistic mother and slave owner in American Horror Story who shows no remorse for the hideous way she treats her slaves so how accurate is her portrayal and was the real Delphine LA Laurie really that cruel born in 1775 Delphine was brought up in a time when slavery was perfectly acceptable and it was normal to use extreme discipline at the time of a third marriage to a French physician Louis la Lori she owned at least 54 slaves she kept them chained up and gave them the bare minimum rations to survive despite complaints from her friends and relatives about the barbaric treatment she continued to incarcerate her slaves in wretched conditions and it was reported she would be her children if they tried to feed them then in April 1834