Dita Von Teese (born Heather Renée Sweet on September 28, 1972 in West Branch, Michigan, U.S.) is an American burlesque dancer, fashion, glamour and adult model, porn star, costume designer, author and actress. Von Teese is well known for her fascination with 1940s cinema and classic retro style.She is a trained costume designer, often designing (and copyrighting) the photoshoots herself.Von Teese achieved some level of recognition in the fetish world as a tightlacer.
In college, Von Teese studied historic costuming and aspired to work as a stylist for period films.
Dita von Teese knows a thing or two about sex appeal.
It's an art form she's been studying since childhood, riffling through her mother's panty drawer ("she had some pretty sexy things in there"), getting her first job at a lingerie store at 15 ("I begged them to let me be a stock girl"), and saving up those early earnings for secret, sultry purchases (Her very first? Suffice it to say her education paid off; she can make a mid-calf hemline titillating and full nudity seem rather subtle.
"I would not get married if I didn't believe in it," she says firmly. I think both of us did, at the time."Then it wasn't just about having a great party? "You read a lot of things that are lies and a lot of things that are the truth," she says of the media gossip.
"I don't have any interest in correcting all of the untruths because it's better not to, really. There are two sides to every story."This much is clear: Something happened.