Sneak a peek at a Dita Von Teese you haven't seen before -- the blonde, 18-year-old Heather Sweet in her high school yearbook photo. That fresh-scrubbed look wasn't to last and Dita said in an interview: "As soon as I was of legal age I wanted to take my clothes off and be photographed recreating old pin-ups."
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St. Louis gets saucy with Foxy Le Feelion, Greta Garter and others. But burlesque isn't new to this town. "In the '50s and '60s the Grand Theater hosted stars like Tempest Storm and Lili St. Cyr while the Stardust Club was home to the Evelyn West and her "$50,000 treasure chest."
Tempest Storm celebrates her 80th birthday and proves, “Gravity hasn’t gotten me yet. I have had a (heck) of a run and I’m not finished."
Porn baron Paul Raymond has died at 82. Raymond, once dubbed the King of Soho, opened the only premises in Britain to stage live striptease shows in 1958.
A Pussycat Doll hangs up her whiskers.