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Dita Von Teese

Biography

Marylin Manson’s ex-wife and main influence around the re-introduction of burlesque dance in to the mainstream. She inherited her like of Hollywood’s fantastic period from her mom. A glance through some Playboy publications influenced her to explore style underwear. She was wedded to surprise rocker Marilyn Manson for just two years. She was around the seventh time of year of America’s Following Top Model, providing Tyra Banking institutions’ proteges lessons in burlesque.

Quick Facts


Full Name Dita Von Teese
Date Of Birth September 28, 1972
Place Of Birth Rochester, MI
Height 1.66 m
Profession Dancer
Education University High School
Nationality American
Spouse Marilyn Manson
Parents Ken Sweet, Bonnie Lindsey
Siblings Jena Von Teese
Movies The Death of Salvador Dali, Matter of Trust, Saint Francis, Lest We Forget: The Video Collection, Blooming Dahlia, Bound in Stockings, High on Heels, Slick City: The Adventures of Lela Devin
Star Sign Libra

  • Facts
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  • Awards
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  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1Releasing her book "Burlesque and the Art of the Teese/Fetish and the Art of the Teese" on Valentine's Day. [February 2006]
2In an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), she played a woman who performed as a burlesque dancer with the stage name of "Rita von Squeeze".
3She collects classic cars and and drives a BMW Z4 and a 1965 Jaguar S-type. And she sold her 1939 Chrysler New Yorker with an autographed photo of herself for $23,403 on eBay in 2010.
4Sherilyn Fenn's December 1990 Playboy pictorial was the original inspiration for dying her hair from blonde to black.
5Is of Armenian heritage through her grandmother.
6Middle of three daughters. Her mother was a manicurist and her father was a machinist at a company that made graphite.
7Was classically trained as a ballet dancer from an early age and danced solo at age thirteen for a local ballet company.
8The family relocated from Michigan to Orange County, California when her father's job moved. She attended University High School in Irvine. In college, she studied historic costuming and aspired to work as a stylist for period films. She is a trained costume designer, often designing (and copyrighting) the photoshoots herself.
9Ranked #87 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
10Ranked #82 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
11Filed for divorce from Marilyn Manson, citing irreconcilable differences. [December 2006]
12Born at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, Michigan.
13Posed nude for the December 2002 issue of Playboy magazine. She was photographed by her then-future husband, Marilyn Manson.
14Thanked at the end of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) because she helped train them for their dance routine.
15Often compared to Burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee, not only for their work in burlesque, but also for their shared love of haute couture fashions.
16Named herself Dita after Dita Parlo.
17Her engagement ring from Marilyn Manson was a 7-carat, antique, European round-cut diamond.
18At her wedding with Marilyn Manson, she wore a royal purple silk taffeta Vivienne Westwood gown complete with train and petticoats worn over a Mr. Pearl couture corset. Her outfit was accessorized with a tri-corn hat by Stephen Jones and shoes by Christian Louboutin.
19Is a popular dancer and pin-up model.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Morning with Dita Von Teese2016ShortDita
How To Be Sexy2015Video short
DitArielle2014Short
Die Antwoord: Ugly Boy2014Video short
Freakshow2014/IShort
Inconvenient Interviews with Risa2011Video shortInterviewee
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2011TV SeriesEllen Whitebridge / Agnes
High on Heels2007Video
Saint Francis2007Soul Bernard / Pica Bernard
The Death of Salvador Dali2005ShortGala
Blooming Dahlia2004ShortElizabeth Curt
Naked and Helpless2002Video
Bound in Stockings2002Video
Slick City: The Adventures of Lela Devin2001VideoLela Devin
Tickle Party: Volume 22001Video as Dita
Decadence2000Video as Dita
Pin-Ups 21999Video as Dita
Matter of Trust1998Girl with C.T. (as Heather Sweet)
Romancing Sara1995Allison (as Heather Sweet)

Costume Department

Costume Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saint Francis2007wardrobe

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Slick City: The Adventures of Lela Devin2001Video executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Abbey of Thelema2007thanks
America's Next Top Model2006TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bethenny2013TV SeriesHerself
30 Seconds to Mars: Up in the Air2013Video shortHerself
Pretty en Rose2013DocumentaryHerself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHerself
Les Anges de la Téléréalité 5: Paradise2013TV SeriesHerself (2013)
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Oddities2013TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Bettie Page Reveals All2012DocumentaryHerself - Burlesque Performer
Top Chef Masters2012TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Fashion Police2012TV SeriesHerself (segment "Closet Raid")
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sunset Strip2012DocumentaryHerself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2009-2012TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2011TV SeriesHerself
Empreintes2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Fashion News Live2011TV SeriesHerself
God Save My Shoes2011Documentary
Double Exposure2010TV SeriesHerself
Verissimo2010TV SeriesHerself
Crazy Horse, Paris with Dita Von Teese2010Video documentaryHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Le grand journal de Canal+2006-2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Five Minutes With...2009TV SeriesHerself
The F Word2009TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
Marilyn Manson: Inner Sanctum2009VideoHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2007-2009TV SeriesHerself
George Michael: Live in London2009DocumentaryHerself
Xposé2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
The Eurovision Song Contest2009TV SpecialHerself - German Entry Dancer
Shorts Spotlight2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Happy Hour2008TV SeriesHerself
Bump & Grind: The Making of a Burlesque Diva2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Seitenblicke2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Byte Me: 20 Hottest Women of the Web2008TV Movie documentary
Wiener Opernball2008TV SeriesHerself
Indie Sex: Extremes2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Indie Sex: Teens2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Indie Sex: Censored2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Spread TV2007TV SeriesHerself
Peep: A Fashion Cares Special2007TV MovieHerself
MTV Australia Video Music Awards 20072007TV SpecialHerself
Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Faking It2006TV SeriesHerself - Coach
America's Next Top Model2006TV SeriesHerself
On n'est pas couché2006TV SeriesHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Ce soir (ou jamais!)2006TV SeriesHerself
The Girls Next Door2006TV SeriesHerself - Burlesque Performer
SexTV2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2006TV SeriesHerself
Living Through Steve Diet Goedde2005Video documentaryHerself
Durch die Nacht mit...2004TV Series documentaryHerself
100 Greatest Sexy Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The New Tom Green Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Party with Spike World Premiere Special2003TV MovieHerself
Doppelherz2003Video shortHerself
Playboy: Wet & Wild Live!2002Video documentaryHerself
This Week in History2002TV SeriesHerself
Ripley's Believe It or Not!2000TV SeriesHerself
Playboy: Club Lingerie2000Video documentaryHerself
Playboy: Strip Search Backstage2000Video documentaryHerself
Playboy: Girlfriends 21999Video documentaryHerself
Real Sex1996TV Series documentaryHerself
Untitled Stephen Jones DocumentaryDocumentary post-productionHerself
Tempest Storm2016DocumentaryHerself
Cupcake Wars2016TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Kocktails with Khloé2016TV SeriesHerself
Salut les Terriens2016TV SeriesHerself
Hell's Kitchen2016TV SeriesHerself - Restaurant Patron
C2016TV SeriesHerself
Vivement dimanche2016TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood Live2015TV SeriesHerself - Author, Your Beauty Mark
The Doctors2015TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2011-2015TV SeriesHerself - Author, Your Beauty Mark / Herself - Guest / Herself
Steampunk'd2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
La révolution rétro2015DocumentaryHerself
Style Unzipped2015TV SeriesHerself
BELLOmag Presents: A Conversation with Dita Von Teese2015TV MovieHerself - Guest
Beyond the Centerfold2015DocumentaryHerself
Project Runway2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Mark Miremont's: The Resurrection of Beauty2014Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Österreich wählt2012TV SeriesHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Die Lugners2009TV SeriesHerself - Wiener Opernball, 2008
Vintage Dita2008Video
The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships2008Video documentaryHerself
Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin2006TV SeriesHerself
Explosiv - Das Magazin2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Lest We Forget: The Video Collection2004VideoGirl In Martini Glass

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Best Female PerformanceBeverly Hills Film FestivalThe Death of Salvador Dali (2005)


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#Quote
1I've lost my luggage before and not had my makeup, and he's lost his luggage and not had his makeup - so it's great that we're always covered.
2I advocate glamour. Every day. Every minute.
3Neither of us is ready. I don't feel that we need to have children to validate our marriage and I don't need children to claim I'm a fulfilled woman.
4Some people say what I do isn't very liberating. I say it's pretty liberating to get $20,000 for 10 minutes work.
5I'm really a small town girl from Michigan who has a good laugh that being a fancy-pants stripper got me here!
6I always get billed as 'Dita, internationally known fetish supermodel'.

#Trademark
1Curvaceous, buxom figure
2Raven dark hair and green eyes
3Her "woman in a giant martini glass" routine

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