Dita Von Teese was born on 28 September 1972 in Rochester, Michigan, USA. She was then called Heather Renée Sweet. She is an American burlesque dancer, costume designer, model, entrepreneur and occasional actress. She got known for her dark raven hair and green eyes. She is a known fetish supermodel. Teese has a machinist for a father, and her mother is a manicurist. Her heritage is English, Scottish, American as well as German. After dancing solo at the age of 13 for a local ballet company, she began her career at 18 in a strip club. She changed her name from Heather Sweet to Dita Von Teese as a tribute to the silent film Dita Parlo. Playboy cover gave her the last name Von Teese.
The transformation turned the blonde haired girl into a brunette bombshell with stunning metamorphosis. Her outfits were vintage inspired. Her stockings and corsets piqued the interests of the clientele. Her raunchy burlesque performances made her into a successful model. She appeared on the front cover Playboy and several other magazines. In an interview, she said that she wanted to take off her clothes and get photographed as soon as she was legal. She came to fame due to her relationship with androgynous rocker Marilyn Manson. She got catapulted into the limelight. The pair met when she got selected to dance in Manson’s music video. She was unable to perform, yet the two remained in contact. Soon they became a couple.
Manson gifted her 7-carat, European round-cut, diamond for an engagement ring. Dita went on to try her hand in fashion modeling. She walked the runway for Vivienne Westwood and
Jean Paul Gaultier
Haute Couture. She appeared in Los Angeles Fashion Week Paris fashion week and more. She became the face of Australian clothing with her Vivienne’s 2005 collection adverts. She also became the ambassador for HIV/AIDS awareness via the MAC Cosmetics campaign. She continued her fame with appearing in International issues of almost every magazine. She worked in films including Matter of Trust, Pin-ups 2 and Index Sex. Bettie Page reveals all, 2012, was her last documentary.
She won the best female performance at the Beverly Hills Film Festival for The Death Os Salvador Dali. She also appeared in television series like America’s Next Top Model and Cupcake Wars. Cupcake Wars was the most recent. She played the character of a woman who performed as a burlesque dancer in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Manson and Teese parted ways in 2005 due to Manson’s partying and extra-marital affairs. She is now known to be in a relationship with a singer/songwriter. She ranked a whooping #82 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 and 2008 list. She drives a 1965 Jaguar S-type and a BMW Z4. She says she advocates glamor every day and every minute. Von Teese can’t remember a single time she didn’t feel comfortable in her skin. She is still one of the most famous strippers in America.