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Updated on January 12, 2016
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People who follow all the rules and chase every trend tend to get forgotten - they look great, but they're not as memorable.

— Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese

 	 Dita Von Teese Cannes 2007  (originally posted to Flickr as Cannes 2007)
Dita Von Teese Cannes 2007 (originally posted to Flickr as Cannes 2007) | Source

Dita Von Teese An Icon In The Burlesque Scene

Glamour, beauty and sensuality are all incarnated in one person: Dita Von Teese. The Queen of chic and sophisticated striptease or as Vogue magazine called her the “queen of the burlesque revival”. Graceful and talented Dita is not only a dancer, she is a one-woman show, and she has managed to bring back striptease and fetishism from the former glamour and elegance of the Belle époque. She is also a lingerie designer for Wonderbra and the face for the French liqueur Cointreau.

If you are a gentleman I am sure you have already seen and dreamt about Dita, she has already been featured 17 times in Playboy magazine. But Dita is not only a “male” product. Dita has the ability to please both men and women. Men for the obvious reasons and women for the glamour and elegance of her shows and her everyday wardrobe.

I make a point to never, ever point out my physical flaws... this is advice I give to women as often as I can. People don't notice the things we see in ourselves that we hate, so why direct them to it?

— Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese: play by your own rules and make sure you feel “divine"
Dita Von Teese: play by your own rules and make sure you feel “divine" | Source

Dita Von Teese Empowering Women

Personally, I not only admire Dita's fashion sense but I also like her outlook on life. For Dita the most important thing about being a dancer is to have self-confidence; to trust yourself. To accept and love yourself is what makes you sexy. Whether through her wardrobe, her dances or her lingerie collection, Dita empowers women to be sensual and comfortable with their sexuality.

At 36 years old, Dita looks like a porcelain doll, her skin famously pale, her waist cinching up to 16 inches in a corset; her height not taller than 5’3” and no more than 110 pounds. Always sophisticated, always looking her best. Never vulgar or overly sexual, she inspires in her wardrobe vintage items that enhance her figure.

Dita In Paris At The Crazy Horse

This winter Dita is the guest star –for the second time- of the famous Crazy Horse in Paris. The show runs only from the 1st to the 15th of February 2009 and the prices start at an economic €70.

About her appearance in the mythical cabaret Dita says:

It is a great pleasure for me to return to the Crazy Horse Paris !I’m very excited to have conceptualized all new acts, incorporating the classic American style burlesque that I’m known for, with the exceptional artistic approach that has made the Crazy Horse Paris a legend since 1951. It’s a thrill and honour to share the stage with the world’s most alluring and talented showgirls. To miss the Crazy Horse Paris is to miss the most sophisticated and celebrated cabaret in the world.”

Dita Von Teese Is One of the Best-dressed Women In The World

Dita Von Teese is considered among many clothes designers, like Jean Paul Gaultier, and Vivienne Westwood, as one of the celebrities’ best dressed in the world.

Her retro-glamour-vintage style has gained her the respect of John Galliano, Moschino, Vuitton and Marc Jacobs among others who appreciate her fashion sense.

For her new show in Paris, Dita has collaborated with several designers like Dior, Ellie Saab and Stephen Jones for her on-stage costume. Her shoes are all custom made by Christian Louboutin.

Dita And Her Fetishes:

Dita has a fetish for corsets, she has more than 100 tailor-made ones which give her an hourglass figure. As expected from a glamour Queen, Dita also has a fetish for shoes, as she puts it herself: “I never leave home without my high heels on”. If that were not enough, other fetish items on her list are bondage and latex.

Bio Express

  • Born Heather Renée Sweet in 1972 in Michigan.
  • 1985 aged only 13, she starts working in a lingerie boutique
  • 1991 Dita does her first striptease in a bar
  • 1992 She adopts the name Dita Von Teese after the silent movie star Dita Parlo.
  • 2002 She makes the front page of Playboy magazine.
  • 2005 Dita Marries the singer Marilyn Manson
  • 2006 Dita is the first ever guest star of the Crazy Horse in Paris.
  • 2006 Dita Von Teese presents her photo book, L'art du glamour et du fétichisme.
  • 2007 She divorces.

Some Unknown Facts About Dita:

Dita is naturally blonde.

Dita's dress size is 0 (US).

Dita wrote a book called, "Burlesque and the Art of the Teese."

Dita is a trained costume designer, having studied historical costuming in college.

Dita Von Teese Likes Wearing Corsets And Painful Heels.

Famous Dita Von Teese Quotations:

"I'm into bondage. I think it's really fun, and I love playing the part of the damsel in distress. … The feeling is amazing when someone [spanks me] right." Said shortly before traveling to Ireland to marry rocker Marilyn Manson, December 2005

"Basically, I'm the girl that your mother warned you about."

"I advocate glamour. Every day. Every minute."

"No one has seen me out at a party having had too much to drink showing my boobs or butt. I'm not that wild kind of girl."


I really believe that beauty comes from health - sensible eating and exercise.

— Dita Von Teese

The Wondrebra ad.

Dita and Wonderbra:

I was already a fan of the Wonderbra, how can a woman BE a woman without at least one of those?

Last year Dita created a limited edition lingerie collection for Wonderbra. The collection, inspired by vintage lingerie. is designed to actively encourage women of all ages to embrace their inner-glamour and beauty. As Dita puts it herself:

I am very proud of the lingerie that I’ve created for Wonderbra, because it has all the beautiful detail of sexy, sensual and glamorous lingerie, but the fit is perfect to wear under your everyday clothes. I love it when you can go about your daily business with the knowledge that you have a little secret of your own on underneath. Lingerie shouldn’t be something you just put on for your lover; you should do it for you. It’s not about seducing men, it’s about embracing womanhood.”

Wonderbra by Dita Von Teese is a limited edition collection available exclusively in Europe. For more information about Wonderbra by Dita Von Teese please go to:

Dita's Wonderbra creations:

The Multi-Teese a provocative, multi-talented set in black which allows the wearer to arrange the straps a multitude of ways.
The Multi-Teese a provocative, multi-talented set in black which allows the wearer to arrange the straps a multitude of ways.
The Spot-Teese a fun and flirty range featuring a casino chip motif in caramel, overlaid with a sexy sheer black tulle and accented with a floral detail.
The Spot-Teese a fun and flirty range featuring a casino chip motif in caramel, overlaid with a sexy sheer black tulle and accented with a floral detail.

Dita Von Teese and Cointreau

Since December 2007, Dita is also the face for the famous French Orange liqueur Cointreau. 

For the Cointreau show 'Be Cointreauversial', Dita is dressed in an orange hued costume decorated with hundreds of thousands of Swaroski crystals complete with a one of a kind, nine foot feather boa with jewel-encrusted tassels, and custom-made Christian Louboutin stilettos.

Dita for Cointreau

Dita Von Teese COINTREAU London


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