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Dita von Teese

45 Jahre

In einem Werbespot für Dessous peitschte Dita von Teese den US-Präsidenten aus. Auch sonst ist der Burlesque-Star kein Kind von Traurigkeit

  • Geboren , Rochester, Michigan, USA
  • VornameHeather Renée
  • Name Sweet
  • Grösse 1.66 m
  • Sternzeichen Waage
  • Partner Louis-Marie  de Castelbajac  (2009 - 2012); Mark  Mahoney  (2008); Marilyn Manson (verh. 2005 - 2007); Mike  Ness (2001); Peter  Sarsgaard

Biografie von Dita von Teese

Bereits im Teenageralter war Heather Renée Sweet klar, dass sie, anders als ihr Nachname suggeriert, kein süßes Mädchen sein wollte. Als 15-Jährige schaute sie am liebsten 40er-Jahre-Filme mit Pin-Up-Star Betty Grable, regelmäßig warf der Teenie heimlich einen Blick in die Playboy-Hefte seines Vaters. Immer stärker wurde Heathers Überzeugung, dass echte Frauen Seidenstrümpfe und Strapshalter tragen sollten.

Faible für Wäsche

So gediegen ihr Wunschtraum, so unglamourös war Heathers wirkliches Leben: Als Aushilfe eines Pizza-Services in ihrer Heimatstadt Irvine verdiente sie sich etwas Geld dazu - um es sofort im benachbarten Dessousgeschäft in Reizwäsche anzulegen. Ihre ausgeprägte Leidenschaft für schöne Wäsche hinterließ einen derart bleibenden Eindruck, dass der Dessousladen Heather 1988 kurzerhand einstellte. So bekam die angehende "" erstmals Gelegenheit, ihren balletttrainierten Körper in ein Korsett zu schnüren und ihren Fetisch dafür zu entdecken.

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Verwandlung zur Burlesque Queen

In den darauf folgenden Jahren machte eine rasante Wandlung durch: Das blonde Mädchen aus Orange County färbte sich ihr Haar erst rot, dann schwarz. Sie begann, sich für Jobs als Fetischmodel zu interessieren und ging nach ihrem High-School-Abschluss nach L.A., wo sie als Go-Go Tänzerin in die Rave-Szene eintauchte. Der einfache Tanz an der Stange stellte sie nicht wirklich zufrieden. Heather wollte ihre Liebe zur Vintage-Lingerie auch auf der Bühne leben und begann, sich nach und nach als kunstvolle Striptease-Tänzerin im Retro-Look einen Namen zu machen. Sie legte sich den Künstlernamen "Dita" zu - nach ihrem Idol, dem Stummfilmstar Dita Parlo. Ihre Shows wurden zu Highlights der Erotik-Szene und legten den Grundstein zu dem Kultstatus, den sie in den folgenden Jahren erreichen sollte. Ihr Bad in einem überdimensionalen Martiniglas ist schon heute legendär, auch ein Karussell-Pferd, die Badewanne und eine riesige Puderdose gehören zu ihren festen Requisiten.

Etablierung als Dita von Teese

Den endgültigen Durchbruch als Star der "New Burlesque", der Kunst sinnlicher Entblößung, brachte Dita schließlich ein Fotoshooting für das Cover des Playboy. Durch die Aufnahmen erlangte sie 1999 nicht nur Bekanntheit weit über die Szene hinaus, sondern kam auch zu dem Namen, unter dem wir sie heute kennen: "Dita von Teese". Der Playboy hatte ihr nahegelegt, ihren Künstlernamen "Dita" durch einen Nachnamen zu ergänzen. Ein rascher Blick ins Telefonbuch brachte die damals 27-Jährige auf "Von Treese". Einen Tippfehler des Magazins später war die Künstlerin "Dita von Teese" geboren - und die sorgt seither immer wieder für Aufsehen: So entstand 2004 beispielsweise ein Videoclip für das britische Dessouslabel "Agent Provocateur", in dem Dita Von Teese in einer A.P.-Uniform mit einem ""-Double Sadomaso-Spiele inszeniert.

Ehe mit Marilyn Manson

Im Dezember des darauf folgenden Jahres heiratete sie ihren langjährigen Freund, den Schockrocker . Doch als Dita 2006 bei den Haute-Couture-Schauen als Model für den Kultdesigner lief und intensiv an der Veröffentlichung ihres Buches "Burlesque and the Art of the Teese" arbeitete, blieb die Liebe auf der Strecke. Am 29. Dezember 2006 erklärte sie das Experiment Ehe für beendet und reichte die Scheidung ein. Ganz spießbürgerlich stritten sich die beiden hinterher auch noch um das Sorgerecht für die gemeinsamen Katzen.

Was hinter all ihrem Glamour niemand vermutet: Dita hat "unglaubliche Angst vor Zurückweisung." Wer diese Frau zurückweisen würde, muss vermutlich erst noch geboren werden. Doch es ist beruhigend, dass selbst ein Star wie Frau Dita von Teese vor Selbstzweifeln nicht gefeit ist.

Social Media von Dita von Teese

Things are heating up, gloves coming off! #striptease #candle by #hereticparfum https://t.co/ZiYm4HSp8f to preorder… https://t.co/mOc1kJWBK6

21.10.2017

Working on new acts for the Gala New Year’s Eve show at the historic Theatre at the Ace in Los Angeles, and very excited to finally bring this prop to the stage! I’ve had it for about ten years, it’s been sitting in my #burlesque toy box until I brought it out for this shoot with @sanchezzalba. I never quite knew what I wanted to do with it until now... I can’t wait to perform with it, along with two other debuts to ring in 2018! Ticket link: Teese.us/2018 This photo appears in the book The Art of the Teese from A to Z, available via @jenavonteese at shop.dita.net A note of thanks to @juliaclancey for the wardrobe here for this shoot, and Tony Medina for the ‘do 💋

21.10.2017

Working on new acts for the Gala New Year’s Eve show @theatre_acedtla and very excited to… https://t.co/mrVxEzaWHw

21.10.2017

@jpgaultierofficial wearing my #champagneglass and #martiniglass enamel pins designed by @adelemildred 🍸🥂 The entire collection is available via @jenavonteese at http://teese.us/lapelpins

20.10.2017

RT @EVANMcKIE: Dita merch for rehearsal 2day on national #TV. @nationalballet #ballet #balletboys #dance #studio @DitaVonTeese #warmup #wor…

20.10.2017

Flashback to my original #vontourage @ericaelliottcastillo and @henna_harlow around 2001, backstage after doing my Powder Compact #burlesque act. #artoftheteese #ditavonteese #dita #stripstriphooray

18.10.2017

Flashback to my original #vontourage @msericaelliott and henna_harlow around 2001, backstage… https://t.co/TlBK2YWqAq

18.10.2017

Jeez, @airfrance how did you manage to break both of my @globe_trotterUK cases today? https://t.co/auXFzL5pus

16.10.2017

The “Her Sexellency” bra is on sale: https://www.gilt.com/brand/dita-von-teese/product/1185292154-dita-von-teese-her-sexellency-overwire-bra?origin=search Photo of Tiah Eckhardt by Penny Lane for Dita Von Teese Lingerie

16.10.2017

New 8x10 available signed and lipstick-kissed at Teese.us/gypsypic 💋 I’m wearing Gypsy Rose Lee’s beaded gown that she wore for many high profile photo shoots, including the famous Alfred Eisenstaedt images. My feather boa is by @catherinedlish. Photo taken in my living room by @shannon_brooke, with sculptural hair by @hisvintagetouch and makeup by me. Sometimes @hisvintagetouch and I double-team the glam for photo shoots. 💄💅🏻 #yourbeautymark #gypsyroselee #burlesque #vintagehair #hisvintagetouch

15.10.2017

New 8x10 available signed and lipstick-kissed at https://t.co/sLkYi94VVE 💋 I’m wearing Gypsy Rose… https://t.co/uyq3BLcgub

15.10.2017

I’ve been reviving my center part hairstyle lately. I usually do my own hair and makeup for the red carpet, and last night I also did my color just a couple hours before this @amfar event. All my tricks and secrets are in my book Your Beauty Mark, the Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour. Dedicated and lipstick-kissed copies are at shop.dita.net via @jenavonteese #yourbeautymark #glamour #modernpinup 📷 taken at yesterday’s #amfargala in Los Angeles by @patrickmcmullan

15.10.2017

I’ve been reviving my center part hairstyle lately. I usually do my own hair and makeup for the… https://t.co/zDKBWjLYx3

15.10.2017

#Reglam from one of my favorite couture houses, and one of my biggest icons of glamour… https://t.co/wisBzCjvFX

15.10.2017

My signature full-fashioned French heel #stockings in Natural with contrasting black seam are back and ready to ship! Visit my @secretsinlace stocking shop Teese.us/stockingsbydita to see the entire collection

14.10.2017

Ring in 2018 in style with an all new show from the Queen of Burlesque and her glamorous friends!

13.10.2017

My Glamonatrix bra, photographed by Albert Sanchez. This latest collection is available at Nordstrom.com barenecessities.com Bloomingdales.com Myer.com glamuse.com My namesake gloves are also available at gaspergloves.com and glamuse.com. 💋💋

13.10.2017

A selection of my #burlesque costumes will be on display in the foyer of the historic Theatre at the Ace Hotel for my gala New Year’s Eve show. Which ones would you most like to see up close? Maybe something not pictured here? Teese.us/2018 for ticket link 💋

10.10.2017

We all lost our minds last night seeing @elvira.mistressofthedark twirl her 🕷🕷 tassels @knottsscaryfarm! This year’s show is her best ever! Thank you #elvira and #knottsscaryfarm for having us, and congrats on the best one yet. I know it’s meant to be the final show, but personally, I’d like to see it again and again 🖤 #burlesque #tasseltwirling #elviramistressofthedark

09.10.2017

Join me for an all-new show to toast 2018 in style at the glamorous Theatre at The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles! Teese.us/2018 for tickets ✨🍾(📷 by @josefjassophoto )

08.10.2017

Join me for a very special New Year’s Eve Gala show at the devastatingly beautiful @theatre_acedtla in Los Angeles! I’ll be debuting new acts, don’t miss it!! Tickets on sale now! ✨🍾 Teese.us/2018 #newyearseve #burlesque

06.10.2017

Very sad that we are forced to say farewell to the genius @hervelegerleroux. I’m so grateful to have called him my friend after being introduced as “the ultimate” by @suzannevonaichinger and @alimahdaviparis. He made the most exquisite dresses that showcased a woman’s beauty, rather than distracting from it. I’ll always treasure my afternoons in his atelier just next to @maisonladuree, trying on dress after dress, really just for the fun of it. Hervé would exclaim “THIS dress, this dress is for YOU!” ...and occasionally, “...non, not this one. NEXT!!” We would have the best time, I honestly could have only ever worn his dresses. @hervelegerleroux IS Herve Leger (he had to change his name and start over) and he is the inventor and only true master of the iconic bandage dress. And I’d say he was the only dressmaker that could accomplish a truly modern Madame Grès goddess gown. I loved him for his wit, his candor, his sublime elegance and of course, his talent, which, came from authentic obsession, with no care for the commerciality of fashion. I’m so sad to see him go, and so abruptly. We’ve lost one of the fashion greats. My heart breaks for his constant companion, our dear Jocelyn @hervelegersister Thank you, Dear Hervé, for all of it. Rest in glamour, you’ll never be forgotten.

06.10.2017

Introducing Scandalwood, my sensual new fragrance collaboration with Heretic. We've also created the world's first striptease candle with the beguiling scent of our Scandalwood perfume. The first look is here: http://teese.us/instylescandal

05.10.2017

Lots of good ones, but #13 is my fave. https://www.boredpanda.com/cool-vintage-parents/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=dmblog?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=DVT

05.10.2017

#Reglam @hereticparfum ・・・ A SCANDALOUS collaboration is about to be revealed TOMORROW 9AM PST exclusively on InStyle.com @instylemagazine #ditavonteese #hereticparfum #scandalous #instyle

05.10.2017

DEFINITELY me.

04.10.2017

#Repost @sanchezzalba ・・・ TEESE TUESDAY: These photographs of exquisite Dita @ditavonteese in her excruciatingly elegant Mr.Pearl @misterpearlofficial corset, front and back, are currently at auction at Paddle8 @paddle8 to benefit STORIES: The AIDS Monument in the City of West Hollywood @theaidsmonument (head to the aidsmonument.org to learn more about this important, beautiful project, and click on the link the bio to be directed to the online auction and more images of the many, many other photographs on offer by a constellation of stellar photographers). The auction itself ends on Thursday night, capped-off by a party at MILK Studios Los Angeles @MILK with a performance by troubadour Rufus Wainwright @rufuswainwright (copy-and-paste the link at the bottom to be directed to Eventbrite's ticketing page for the event). And special thanks to Dita Von Teese @ditavonteese for her tireless work on the part of AIDS charities in general (the Mac AIDS Fund and AMFAR to name two) and to legendary nightlife impresario Bryan Rabin @bryanrabin in particular for getting us involved with this most-worthy cause! NOTE: While the two images are presented here fused, they are actually on offer at the auction separately (but winning bidders can contact us directly for a download of this conjoined image). And for more info and credits on the images themselves (hair by @johnblaine7!) scroll back on the following "Teese Tuesday" hashtag: #teesetuesday #ditavonteese #dita #photo17 #misterpearl #tightlacing #corset #tightlacingcorsets #glamour #retroglamour #deepglamour #vintageglamour #sanchezzalba #albertsanchez https://www.eventbrite.com/e/photo17-a-photo-auction-to-benefit-the-aids-monument-tickets-36933023668#tickets

04.10.2017

I was just thinking about how my childhood fears were of nuclear war, and shootings, and now both of these things are very valid fears. The 1984 McDonald's massacre really terrified me when I was a little girl, maybe because one of the only places to eat out in my little town was a McDonald's! I remember being very afraid to move to California because of it. It's extremely distressing that these horrific things are happening over and over these days, and that it's feeling like the new normal. I really don't have any other words. My heart goes out to all those affected, both directly and indirectly. 🖤 Dita

03.10.2017

Interesting article: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/camille-paglia-hugh-hefners-legacy-trumps-masculinity-feminisms-sex-phobia-1044769

03.10.2017

02.10.2017

#Reglam @kylieminogue ・・・ You know, just @jpgaultierofficial and @ditavonteese and I recreating an #IrvingPenn photograph at the incredible exhibition at Le Grand Palais in Paris of his masterful work. Splendid party hosted by @vogueparis. I may have danced for waaaaay too long, but I couldn't stop. Great music. Sore feet!!! #allworthit

02.10.2017

Paris nights with @fionaleahydesign ✨🍾🇫🇷Dresses by @alexismabille Photo taken at the exquisite @maisonsparticulieres by @iamrichroyal

01.10.2017

A collection of pics from my Paris birthday, courtesy of @henrisillam ✨🍾 I can't find words to express my gratitude to for this night, it was one for the books! Merci, Henri and Wolfie, and merci to every one of my dear friends that kept the party in full swing til dawn! @ Paris, France

30.09.2017

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