08 Feb '18, 11am

Queen of Burlesque Dita von Teese Dishes on Her Unlikely Debut

Queen of Burlesque Dita von Teese Dishes on Her Unlikely Debut

Dita Von Teese was born Heather Renée Sweet (which tbf is almost as great a name as Dita Von Teese) in West Branch, Michigan, to a machinist father and manicurist mother in 1972. Classically trained as a ballet dancer – until at 15 she realized she’d never be a great ballerina – Dita’s passion for vintage lingerie, obsession with glamor and the Golden Age of Cinema, led her in another direction. The natural blonde would come to transform herself into the dark haired and porcelain-skinned, world renowned haute provocateur slash burlesque performer we know and love today. Her mainstream break came when she graced the cover of Playboy in 2002 and her seven year relationship with shock rocker Marilyn Manson (including marriage and subsequent divorce) would not only bolster her Morticia Addams credentials (this is a compliment), but propel her and her talent to new heights of n...

Full article: https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/dita-von-teese-interview/

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