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Dame Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese’s style is authentically vintage, and yet she is a true original from head to toe. She doesn’t just dress, she dons ensembles.

She is effortlessly gorgeous, and always styled to perfection.

To boot, this glamorous dame is almost single-handedly responsible for breathing new life into burlesque, while also bringing it front and center into mainstream pop culture.

From Heather Sweet To
The Queen of Burlesque

Dita, whose given name is Heather Sweet, spent her teen years in Orange County, CA.

It was there that she began a love affair with old movies and lacy lingerie, working as a salesgirl in a boutique and eventually becoming a buyer for the store.

In her spare time she danced ballet, and still occasionally incorporates that training into her routines by going en pointe.

Dubbed “The Queen of Burlesque,” Dita began her one woman striptease revival in 1992.

Choreographing routines with nods to old Hollywood and utilizing props like carousel horses, powder puffs, and perhaps most famously, a martini glass.

Her numbers are elaborate and run high on production value.

The Queen of Burlesque

The Queen of Burlesque

This former stripper is now a fashion icon, topping best dressed lists and frequently gracing the pages of Vogue and W magazine, dressed by Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior.

She possesses a sex appeal from decades gone by – smoldering while at the same time demure. There’s that laced-up heat that is irresistible, and Dita has it in spades.

Dita Is All DIY

This dame also has her own very specific fashion sense firmly in hand.

She never uses a stylist, and always does her own hair and makeup – even dyeing her naturally blonde hair black herself!

Her flawless porcelain skin, dramatic winged liner, bold red lips and signature beauty mark are classic and striking – there’s no mistaking it. Dita Von Teese Beauty

Having once studied costuming, Dita often styles her own photo shoots as well.

You’ll never catch this fashionista barefaced or in jeans and a t-shirt – she’s even full coiffed on her way to yoga!

Retro Style Dita Von Teese

The Queen of Burlesque

Dita Von Teese Powder Puff Prop

That Independent Spirit

Her independent spirit is not limited to style rebellion – she was married to shock rocker Marilyn Manson for two years, and has since been linked to a French aristocrat and once dated actor Peter Skaarsgard.

I guess it can’t be said that’s she’s got a type, right?

Dita's Retro Glamour

On top of steam heading the New Burlesque, Dita has also lent her aesthetic eye to collaborations with Wonderbra, Moschino, and Secrets in Lace, as well as a recent collaboration with cosmetics company Art Deco, bringing a bit of her special breed of retro glamour to the slightly less stylishly fortunate.

She’s even been featured on the label of a Perrier bottle!

Giving Back

Beautiful Dita Von Teese

Proving that she’s not all style but substance as well, Ms. Von Teese has modeled for and supported numerous PETA campaigns and was chosen as one of MAC’s spokesmodels for their Viva Glam line, which donates 100% of the purchase price of each product to HIV/AIDS charities.

She’s also designed for retailer H&M to benefit HIV/AIDS awareness.

A Classic Ageless Beauty

This classic beauty remains ageless, constantly evolving her career from burlesque dancer to model to actress to designer to costume designer to philanthropist and proving that there is almost nothing she can’t do.

We’ll all wait with baited breath to see what the next thing she’s got up her perfectly pressed sleeve.

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Published October 24, 2012
Updated January 15, 2013
Author Tanna Mayer

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