With her raven black hair, rose red lips and beauty mark Dita Von Teese is every inch the 1940’s movie star.
A bona fide fashion icon, renown the world over for her intrinsic sense of beauty and style. Dita is an advocate for glamour being accessible to all women and her collections capture this spirit while being functional for moments of everyday beauty and luxury.
“i advocate glamour. every day. every minute.”
- DITA VON TEESE
Born Heather Sweet in West Branch, Michigan, Dita Von Teese grew up fascinated by the Golden Age of Cinema. This naturally blond, mid- western girl transformed herself into a glamour girl like those she admired. Performing striptease since 1992, she is the biggest name in burlesque in the world since Gypsy Rose Lee and is credited with bringing the art form back into the spotlight with a new sense of elegance and sophistication.
Taking audiences on a journey into fantasy and spectacle, Dita is renowned for her ornate sets and dazzling haute-couture performance costumes lavishly adorned with Swarovski crystal. She has collaborated with designers Elie Saab, Christian Dior, Jenny Packham, Christian Louboutin, Catherine D’Lish, Mister Pearl and more. This “Burlesque Superheroine” (Vanity Fair) has been the burlesque performer of choice at high-profile events for Louis Vuitton, Chopard, Cartier, and at The Cannes Film Festival. Dita was the first guest star in history at The Crazy Horse Paris, reviving the iconic cabaret with several sold-out runs, including “Dita’s Crazy Show” to celebrate their 65th Anniversary. In 2019, she was also the first guest star of Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show at The Folies Bergère in Paris, and walked the runway for his final Haute Couture show in 2020.
Dita brought burlesque to prime time television in the States as a guest star on CSI, performing her trademark Martini Glass show in one of their highest rated episodes of all time.
In addition to her burlesque shows, Dita is a self-styled fashion icon, topping best-dressed lists all over the world, appearing on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List twice. Expanding into her own distinctive brands, her namesake lingerie collection debuted at Bloomingdales and has since expanded to other popular retailers such as Nordstrom, David Jones and Glamuse.com.
Dita also has a luxury gloves collection, a signature hosiery line, a perfume and eyewear collection, and she launched the worlds’ first-ever striptease candle.
Her New York Times Bestselling book, "Your Beauty Mark: The Ulti- mate Guide to Eccentric Glamour” (Harper Collins) is printed in several languages, and is requisite reading for pin-up, burlesque and fashion fans across the globe. She is currently writing her third book, “Fashioning the Femme Totale”, a guide to her distinctively modern take on vintage style.
Dita served as the global ambassador for Cointreau from 2007-2013 and in 2010-2011, she was also the face of Perrier for an exclusive set of limited edition bottles. An advocate in the fight against AIDS, Dita was MAC Viva Glam Spokesperson from 2006-2008. She has also per- formed and appeared at many events for amfAR and was honored with their Award of Courage in 2008. Her status as a burlesque star and modern-day feminist garnered her the coveted invitation to address the Oxford Student Union in February 2006.
Dita has collaborated on several music projects, including songs with Monarchy, plus a full album composed by French artist Sebastien Tellier.
Dita’s four full-length revues, “Strip, Strip, Hooray!”, “The Art of the Teese”, “Dita Von Teese and the Copper Coupe” and “Glamonatrix” are the biggest burlesque shows in history, showcasing a diverse case of the crème de la crème of neoburlesque performers of all genders, hailing from all over the world. In 2018, Dita and her cast performed in historic theatres across Europe, with five sold-out nights at the London Palladium. They made burlesque history bringing burlesque to The Opera Garnier in Monte Carlo, performing with His Serene Highness Prince Albert II in attendance.
In addition to these touring shows, each New Year’s Eve, Dita produces an opulent gala show at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, selling out the palatial Golden Age vaudeville theatre to an audience that loves to dress to the nines in vintage style, creating an unforgettable atmosphere of glamour not to be missed!
Dita’s newest revue “GLAMONATRIX” debuted in Australia and New Zealand in 2019. The tour continues across Europe and the UK begin- ning in February 2022, with four nights at the historic Folies Bergère, a week at The London Palladium, plus a night at Opera Garnier Monte Carlo.