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Hotties of Burlesque – Dita Von Teese

There may be more skillful burlesque performers, but there are probably none better known than Dita Von Teese.

This is the second in our “Hotties of…” series; the first installment was Hotties of Rock – Grace Potter. The concept behind the series is to focus on female performers in various entertainment settings who are joyfully expressing their sexuality as part of their performing.

Dita,  born Heather Renée Sweet on September 28, 1972, has become a modern day fashion icon. She is credited for bringing back the glamor and allure of Old Hollywood stars, and she is self-created and distinctive, and operates a commercial empire of various products and endorsements, in addition to her appearing and performing. She is also credited with popularizing the “New Burlesque” and leading the rejuvenation of that style of performing.

Dita Von Teese performing her martini glass burlesque routine in a huge martini glass

credit: 2010 Broadcasting Inc.

This following video clip is a 4 minute quasi-documentary including exclusive interviews, rare footages and live performances from the show she did in Paris at the prestigious Casino de Paris.


You might think it was taking coals to Newcastle for her to export the New Burlesque to France to help show French women how to take their clothes off American-style; but she went right on ahead and was a big hit in Paris. Here is a clip with some performance, some interview and some commentary on her in Paris to make several appearances at the famous Crazy Horse revue, (3:01), Dita Von Teese Brings Burlesque Revival to Paris,


But she also has a more varied background,  more edgy than burlesque and fashion. She has been featured in Penthouse, and shot some really hot bondage and fetish images with A-list fetish photographer Ken Marcus (link to a Ken Marcus website gallery of Dita HERE).

dita von teese nude and restrained in a head and wrist stock fetish image

image credit: Ken Marcus

As this next screenshot intimates, she did much more explicit work earlier in her career,

dita von teese in corset fucking another woman with a double headed dildo

This is a  clip of Dita getting fucked with a dildo high heel shoe that would make Lady Gaga swoon,


Next is what appears to be a mashup clip from a couple of Andrew Blake films – Dita in a three-way lesbian setup with Anita Blonde and Regina Hall, (4:59),


Speaking of Andrew Blake, HERE is a link to a short teaser video on his website of Dita in 40’s style lingerie getting gagged and tied up by two other hotties.

Last, check out the Galleries tab/page on the top menu for a gallery with more images of Dita that gets updated whenever I find good new ones.


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Hotties of Rock – Grace Potter

Grace Potter loves to perform in short glittery dresses, shakin’ all her goodies for an enthusiastic live audience. Goddess Wife is contemplating performing in live burlesque shows, so I am starting a series of posts to celebrate for her women performers who are hot and joyfully combine their sexuality with their performing.

So I may do some Hotties of Pop, Hotties of Belly Dance, Hotties of Burlesque etc., too. and who knows, maybe there’ll be a video of her own burlesque at some point??

Back to Potter – wrote:

She sings like Janis Joplin and dresses like Tina Turner…

She loves to show off her body and shake it for the audience as she told Spinner in that same interview:

“If I could perform naked, I would,” Potter admits backstage. “It’s just, to me, about being really comfortable on stage. When I do what I do, I have to be comfortable. I have to rock out. I want my little moment to feel like I’m free of it all and wearing a tiny skirt where there is nothing but air going up there is like the most freeing feeling in the world. I love it.

grace potter in short black dress showing leg and cleavage boobs

But despite comparisons to female rock powerhouses, she told USA Today that she wants to channel a godfather – of soul:

Potter often draws comparisons to the female powerhouses of rock and soul —Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick, Heart’s Ann Wilson. But they aren’t whom she wants to channel. “If you see me doing anything antic-y on stage, I’m not trying to be Janis Joplin, I’m not trying to be Tina Turner,” she says. “I’m actually trying to be James Brown and Iggy Pop.”


Here is a gallery of some images of Potter,


There are many music videos and clips of her performing, but I think some of the best are the live performances. Here is one of her and her band performing their huge hit Paris – Ooh La La,



Here is the great music video version,


She recently also crossed over into country as the featured performer in a Kenny Chesney song and video, which just won the  Video of the Year award at the 45th Country Music Awards, You and Tequila,


And if you want still more, here is a different setting – Grace performing in Daryl Hall’s (of Hall and Oats) farm home/barn studio setting for his “Live from Daryl’s House” monthly webcast series.

From Hall’s description of the overall project:

Daryl Hall started Live From Daryl’s House, the free monthly web show in late 2007, after having the idea of “playing with my friends and putting it up on the Internet,” and the show has since garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, SPIN, Daily Variety, CNN, BBC, Yahoo! Music and influential blogger Bob Lefsetz, who cited Live From Daryl’s House as a perfect example of a veteran artist reinventing himself in the digital age by collaborating with both established colleagues and newer performers.

There are a number of other great episodes on the site too.

That’s the intro for the Grace Potter Episode, but I can’t embed the whole show, so go HERE to watch more of the show and music. They perform 8 songs and cook and eat.

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