Dita Von Teese

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Heather Renee Sweet
  • Birth Place: West Branch, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/28/1972, Libra
  • Profession: Burlesque performer; model; costume designer; actor
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Dita Von Teese Fast Facts:
  • Worked in a lingerie store when she was 15.
  • At age 18 she began working at a strip bar in El Toro, CA, where she started to create her burlesque routine.
  • Wore a corset every day for seven years until she cinched her waist down to 16 inches.
  • In 1992 she created a website to sell her photos; dita.net became one of the first adult sites on the Internet.
  • Got her big break in 2002 when she was asked to pose for the cover of Playboy.
  • Chose the name Dita in tribute to silent-film actress Dita Parlo and picked Von Teese from the phone book.
  • Modeled for such designers as Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier.  
  • An advocate in the fight against HIV and AIDS, she was a MAC Viva Glam Spokesperson from 2006 to '08.
  • Performed at several events for Amfar and was honored with their Award of Courage in 2008.
  • In 2011, appeared as a guest star on CSI and performed her classic Martini Glass routine.
  • Dita Von Teese Relationships:
  • Ken Sweet - Father
  • Bonnie Lindsey - Mother
  • Marilyn Manson - Ex-husband

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