The most famous burlesque dancers of all time

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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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Josephine Baker - Josephine Baker was a true performer. She worked as a dancer, singer, and actress.

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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 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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Gypsy Rose Lee - Gypsy Rose Lee went on to write a memoir that was later turned into a stage musical and a movie. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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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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Sally Rand - Rand is credited with inventing an erotic dance known as the "bubble dance" in the 1930s.

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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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Lili St. Cyr - Lili St. Cyr had a number of successful acts, including "The Wolf Woman," "Afternoon of a Faun," and "The Ballet Dancer." Lili St. 

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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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Tura Satana - The Japanese-American actress and dancer is best known for starring in the 1965 movie 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!'

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Tura Satana - While she's best known for her acting career, Satana also found success as an exotic dancer for many years.

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