As Heather Sweet growing up in small-town Michigan, this naturally blonde stunner worshiped Betty Grable and Gypsy Rose Lee and dreamed of a glamorous, barely clad life onstage before a gaggle of ga-ga guys. In her all-grown-up incarnation, the mysterious, wasp-waisted beauty dyed her hair dark and reinvented herself as Dita Von Teese, the queen of burlesque. Beginning her career as a professional peeler at the tender age of nineteen, she eschewed the usual thong and pasty stripper gear in favor of corsets, vintage stockings, and elbow-length gloves. Dita’s unique style and eye-popping, show-stopping stage tricks--such as shimmying in a giant martini glass--landed her in the pages of Playboy as well as in such skintastic films as Romancing Sara (1995). Now separated from one-time husband/full-time Antichrist Marilyn Manson, the future is rosy for those who need-a more Dita--in addition to more movies in the pipeline, she’s taken to publishing books with such racy titles as Burlesque and the Art of the Teese. This head-turner’s a real page-turner!
Crazy Horse (1999) - as Herself