From the saleswoman of underwear to the Queen of burlesque: the story of Dita von Teese
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Born in Michigan, Heather Renee Sweet rose enchanted Golden age of cinema, pin-up and vintage lingerie. As a child, Heather was unremarkable among their peers, another average girl with blond hair. Up to 15 years, she seriously studied ballet at 13 already set solo for a long time and wanted to be a ballerina.
Twitter Dita von Teese admitted that on the paternal side is of Armenian origin. She stated at the time of participation in the contest "Eurovision-2009", admiring the speech of the representatives of Armenia — Inga and Anush Arshakyan. About their Armenian roots Dita von Teese willingly mentions during the interview, saying that her grandmother was half Armenian.
Heather was the middle of three daughters of the family Suite. Parents — Bonnie and Ken Sweet, the driver and a manicurist. Older sister Sarah was always active and sometimes noisy, but it has earned the favor of his father — it Suite-senior saw a highlight, and Heather felt too simple. Future von Teese was my mother's daughter — she is like no one else noticed and understood my mother's passion for beautiful clothes and makeup. But the family of the driver and manicurists could not boast of a good financial position.
As a child, Bonnie managed to find for a daughter's perfect game: while she was engaged in farming, Heather went into the room and tried on grandma's old dresses, hats and handbags that are stored in large suitcase under a parent's bed. From mother Heather was inherited by one simple truth, which adheres to still be a woman, enjoy your femininity and Shine as much as possible. All unrealized aspiration Bonnie to gloss and bling Heather embodied, becoming a world-renowned Queen of burlesque Dita von Teese.
Found a box of photos of me from my freshman & sophomore year in high school... https://t.co/UYMhqLYJPr
— Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) on may 30, 2013
Even then, as an ordinary teenage girl, Heather became a devoted fan of pin-up. Some magazines she had bought in a secondhand shop. Heather looked at these girls all the time — Yes, they differed from his mother's idols, but it was magically carefree and tidy to your fingertips.
When Heather was 15, the family had to move. In a new place, the girl began to work in the lingerie shop. In College, Suite studied costume and then have dreamed of working as a costume designer on the set. Later Dita von Teese realizes his dream today for a private show she creates stage images.
19 years, Heather worked, dancing in night clubs. In this period the girl was two works. Leaving the job in a lingerie store, Heather began working as a consultant in the store. The day she was selling lipstick and advised ladies, what flavor to choose, and in the evening danced the Striptease club Captain Cream.
A dancer in a strip club Captain Cream, the birthplace of the basis of its image, Heather settled in 1990. A year later, she took the stage name the Child after a movie star 20 years of Dita Parlo. Even then, she knew that a simple and soulless strip to the music not for her images that chose subsidiaries tanned blonde in cowboy boots, absolutely not right for her. In those years the girl has changed expressionless blonde in blue-black color, which turned her into a woman from another planet. View "American sex dream" of the time absolutely not attracted to a child, and did not suit her. Then she again turned to their idols — gorgeous, and slightly giddy young ladies from the pages of retrocorneal.
She chose those outfits that have become an important part of the show. In the foreground is not the fact that the girl undresses, and the process itself is: slightly lower long Opera glove long, tedious and elegantly pull off lace stockings. The audience was delighted.
Just two years later, the child of a wave of popularity. Each of her performances were "a number" — meticulously orchestrated by a small study, which was impossible to look away. For example, dance with fans, reminiscent of a Japanese geisha. This room Dita revived — in honor of its Creator, the legendary dancer Sally Rand. When the Child took his first steps in his career, it was the memory of Sally Rand had saved her from embarrassment and shame.
In burlesque Dita began to act not as a solo artist and with the group of dancers, who were the initiators of the revival of the genre. Von Teese to this day is inspired by musicals and movies of the 30's and 40's. Her unique style has been inspired by the images of Luisa Casati, Anna Piaggi, and Isabella blow.
Dita soon began to inject Botox and never hid it. When, after the presentation of the room with a glass of Martini approached her himself, Hugh Hefner seems to be the only anti-aging Botox helped her to keep the position equanimity. Then the founder of Playboy invited the dancer to pose for a magazine cover. This event was the equivalent world-wide recognition. Before the photoshoot Dita flatly refused the services of a stylist and makeup artist. And I was right — the image of a refined lady, slightly Flirty, and of course, incredibly sexy, performed by the former Heather Suite was as always a winner.
A few days later for the Playboy publication asked Dita her full name. Then she opened the phone book and randomly pointing a manicured finger, chose the name "background TRIZ" (von Treese). But the editors made a typo, and the magazine came with the signature Dita von Teese. And in that moment a legend was born.