Superstars of Burlesque: Tigger

Our Superstar this week is the original King of Boylesque. An American striptease star of the highest order, he has been whipping audiences into a frenzy with his daring and provocative routines for over two decades. As one of New York’s finest, he has performed worldwide and he won the first ever Best Boylesque (aka […]

Superstars of Burlesque: Julie Atlas Muz

Welcome back to our whirlwind guide to the biggest and brightest stars of the burlesque stage. Our featured queen this week is one of modern-day burlesque’s most famous faces. Noted for her performance art as well as her boundary-pushing burly numbers, this petite blonde bombshell holds the 2006 crowns for both the Miss Exotic World […]

Superstars of Burlesque: Ann Corio

This week our Superstars series turns the spotlight on one of the USA’s most famous queens of the classic burlesque heyday. With an incredible career on stage and screen, Ann Corio began as a showgirl in New York in 1925 and danced her way through the 1930s, before entering the world of film and television […]

Superstars of Burlesque: Dee Milo

We return once more to American soil for this week’s superstar. Known as ‘The Venus of Dance’, her natural rhythm and beauty made her a household name across the USA. Having retired in the mid ‘60s, she returned to the stage 30 years later as one of the last remaining Legends at the Burlesque Hall […]

Superstars of Burlesque: Lydia Thompson

If you were to ask a number of contemporary burlesque performers who they considered to be among the original queens of the genre, British music hall star Lydia Thompson would invariably be mentioned. Often considered the true original queen of burlesque, she and her British Blondes troupe lit up the stages of Victorian music halls […]

Superstars of Burlesque: Bettie Page

This week, our Superstars series is celebrating one of the most famous and iconic stars of the Golden Era of Burlesque. She is still revered today as the perfect pin-up, the girl next door with the jet-black bangs, the good girl gone bad. Back in her heyday, she blazed a trail of saucy, scandalous escapades, […]

Superstars of Burlesque: Sally Rand

Our celebration of burlesque queens from yesteryear turns this week to one of the most influential and iconic stars of 20th century burlesque. Although she had an extensive career, spanning over half century onstage and screen, she is most widely known for a single type of dance, which became her signature piece. To this day, […]

Superstars of Burlesque: Gypsy Rose Lee

When it comes to the original queens of burlesque back in its heyday, they don’t come much bigger than this incredible woman. From stage to screen, the infamous ‘Lady of Burlesque’ herself forged a successful career both in the burlesque world and onscreen, as well as being noted for her talents as a playwright and […]

Superstars of Burlesque: Zorita

This week we return to the glittering world of burlesque stardom, with our series ‘Superstars of Burlesque’. This time, we thought we’d take you back to the golden era of burlesque; the glitz and glamour of the fabulous  ‘40s with one of the original queens of burlesque. Famous for her exotic snake dance and her […]

Superstars of Burlesque: Imogen Kelly

This week we’re heading down under, to celebrate one of the southern hemisphere’s greatest and most inspiring burlesque queens. With over 20 years experience onstage, the 2012 Burlesque Hall of Fame Queen of Burlesque crown on her mantle, performances in over 20 different countries  under her belt and an energetic, passionate edge to her performances […]