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Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese (born Heather Renée Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is an American burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, and actress. She is known to have helped re-popularize burlesque performance and was once married to Marilyn Manson. Von Teese was born in the small farming town of Rochester, Michigan, the middle child of three daughters in a middle-class family. Her mother was a manicurist and her father was a machinist. She is of partly Armenian heritage: one of her grandmothers was adopted into an American family. Von Teese is known for her fascination with 1940s cinema and classic retro style. This began at a young age and was fostered by her mother, who would buy clothes for her daughter to dress up in. Her mother was a fan of old, Golden age-era Hollywood films, and it was from her that Von Teese developed a fascination with the actresses of that day, especially Betty Grable. She was classically trained as a ballet dancer from an early age, and danced solo at age thirteen for a local ballet company. Though she originally wanted to be a ballerina, Von Teese states that "By 15, I was as good as I’d ever be." She was later to incorporate this element

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Dita Brightens the Night -- With Her Face

Dita Brightens the Night -- With Her Face

Typically, TMZ cameras need plenty of light to shoot on the dark streets of Manhattan's West Village. Last night, that wouldn't have been necessary.insertBCSinglePlayer(1298356650);That's because… READ MORE >

Dita Von Teese -- Teeny Tiny in Paree

Dita Von Teese -- Teeny Tiny in Paree

Luscious spokesstripper Dita Von Teese had French fashionistas salivating in this tweedy, waist-bustin' 1940s fabulousness. C'est si bon!Her 21" waist was snapped as she sashayed away from the… READ MORE >

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Swingin' Dita Von Teese!

Swingin' Dita Von Teese!

Burlesque queen and paragon of lusciousness Dita Von Teese took to the skies Saturday night inside a tent at a benefit for the Watermill Center in the Hamptons -- on a swing! Need a… READ MORE >

- 2560 days ago
Dita's Panty Party

Dita's Panty Party

The highly elegant Miss Dita Von Teese has teamed up with something called "Very Lingerie Week" -- enough said, right?The exquisite ecdysiast was in Tokyo last night, where she performed her… READ MORE >

- 2598 days ago
Pam Anderson -- Still Turnin' Tricks

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Clooney Turns Tricks in Cannes

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- 2627 days ago
Dirty Dita VonTini

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Does Dita Von Teese only bathe at sponsored events? No complaints, of course, but the world sees Dita splashing around more than we see her dry! The former Mrs. Marilyn Manson busted out her… READ MORE >

- 2637 days ago
Dita Von Strip Teese

Dita Von
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Badonking Around with Biel

Badonking Around with Biel

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- 2721 days ago
Manson: I Won't Give Dita a Dime

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