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Dita Von Teese Credited with Bringing Burlesque to Mainstream

Dita Von Teese
"Breaking Bad" Premiere Screening
Sony Picutres Studio
Culver City, CA
January 15, 2008
©2008 Kathy Hutchins / Hutchins Photo

In the past, burlesque entertainment was confined to gentlemen’s clubs. This was until Dita Von Teese made it onto the scene. She presented burlesque, in a unique, classy style. Suddenly, burlesque dance was enjoyed by men and women of all ages, and at classy venues. Today, burlesque has even invaded the geek realm, with shows encompassing Star Wars and Star Trek. Dita was born Heather …