Sex & Gender

Dita Von Teese Talks Her Stripper Days, Beauty Tips, and Miami's Sluttiness

The '50s had Marilyn Monroe. A few women since have come close to epitomizing her glamor, but none really truly reached her status. Then, came Dita Von Teese.

For those of you who don't know who she is, maybe you are like our

mother who asked, "Wait, that girl who was married to Marilyn Manson?"  But you

also might know she takes her clothes off for a living as a world famous

burlesque dancer. But don't call her a stripper. Well, if you do, she

actually doesn't mind.

Hours before her "My

Cointreau Travel Essentials" party at the Mondrian South Beach for the

spirit's US launch of her new to-go mini bar, we got the chance to sit

down with Von Teese. And in what seemed like five minutes, we talked marriage,

Miami, and being the burlesque maven she is today.

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Stacey Russell
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