Dita Von Teese says her age won’t stop her from performing Burlesque shows in the future.
The 44-year old spoke to Fox News Magazine about her upcoming 2017 tour “Art of the Teese” and explained that she considered retiring at one point because she felt she was too old for the stage.
“People constantly asked me when I was going to stop,” she told the magazine. Ageism is prevalent in the showbusiness world, and is especially directed at women.
She went on to discuss the issue, “I felt like I was succumbing to an ageist mentality, so I started thinking about that, as well as all the performers in burlesque whom I feel are showstoppers, and they’re all over 30!”
We’re glad that Dita is fighting back. She is world famous for her risqué and lustrous performances.
Furthermore, she was the first guest invited to perform at the Paris cabaret venue Crazy Horse back in 2006 and is a published author of books like Burlesque and the Art of the Teese / Fetish and the Art of the Teese.
Her career has been long and illustrious, starting in 1992 where she began appearing in softcore films like Romancing Sara. Eventually she expanded her brand into a passion for the art of striptease.
Her shows are an ode to the retro style of the 40’s and 50’s. They often feature the former ballerina splashing around Swarovski encrusted martini glasses and clawfoot bathtubs– always nearly nude with strategically placed tassels.
This lady is a class act and awesome entertainer, we hope that she doesn’t let anyone stop her from thrilling the world. She’s currently in Australia with her “Strip, Strip Hooray!” tour.
Break a gorgeous leg, Dita!
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.