The most famous burlesque dancers of all time

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Dita Von Teese - Born Heather Renée Sweet in 1972 in West Branch, Michigan, Dita Von Teese is arguably the world's most famous burlesque dancer at present.

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Dita Von Teese - Dita Von Teese classically trained as a ballet dancer before becoming a glamour model and ultimately the "Queen of Burlesque."

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Catherine D'lish - Catherine D'lish is one of the most prominent neo-burlesque performers of all time.

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Catherine D'lish - Catherine D'lish won Miss Exotic World in 1992 and 1994. She now owns a luxury loungewear brand.

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Josephine Baker - Freda Josephine McDonald, aka Josephine Baker, was an American burlesque performer who found great success in Paris in the 1920s.

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Josephine Baker - The "Bronze Venus" became a Roaring Twenties icon. Her show at the legendary cabaret music hall Folies Bergère was often sold out.

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Gypsy Rose Lee- Gypse Rose Lee was born Rose Louise Hovick in 1911 in Seattle. Lee initially became famous as a Minsky's Burlesque (a brand of American burlesque) performer.

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Gypsy Rose Lee - Gypsy Rose Lee then went to Hollywood, where she starred in a number of movies (billed as Louise Hovick), before dedicating herself to exotic dancing.

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Sally Rand - Sally Rand began her career as a chorus girl in a theater. She then studied ballet and drama, and decided to pack her bags and go to Hollywood.

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Sally Rand - Sally Rand went on to star in a number of movies, but it was her risqué burlesque performances that made her famous.

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Tempest Storm - Tempest Storm (born Annie Blanche Banks) was an American actress and burlesque performer.

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Tempest Storm - "The Queen Of Exotic Dancers" worked as an exotic dancer for more than 60 years. She retired in 1995, but continued to perform occasionally up until 2012.

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Lili St. Cyr - Marie Frances Van Schaack, better known as Lili St. Cyr, trained as a ballet dancer before starting a career as a burlesque performer.

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Lili St. Cyr - Lili St. Cyr starred in a few movies in the 1950s, but it was as a burlesque performer that she gained notoriety.

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Sherry Britton - Sherry Britton (born Edith Zack in 1918) was a successful American burlesque dancer of the 1930s and 1940s.

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Sherry Britton - Britton performed in a number of clubs and theaters. Later she starred in a number of plays, and went on to entertain troops abroad during World War II.

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