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Dita Von Teese

On the cover of Playboy, December 2002. Cover of a book by Midori, featuring Dita Von Teese in bondage.

Dita Von Teese (born Heather Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is a popular American burlesque artist.

Von Teese is fond of wearing elaborate lingerie such as corsets and stockings, and, in her words, "puts the tease back into striptease" with long, complex dance shows complete with props and characters.

She was featured in Playboy magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2002.

She is also a leading fetish model and has been compared to Bettie Page. She also acts, in such movies as Romancing Sara, Matter of Trust, in which she is billed as Heather Sweet, and also in two films by Andrew Blake: Pin Ups 2 and Decadence.

Appearances in Playboy Special Editions

  • Playboy's Lingerie Model Search February 1997.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 58 November 1997 (Mizuno, pages 8-9).
  • Playboy's Real Sex February 1998.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 62 July 1998 (Mizuno, pages 14-15).
  • Playboy's Body Language October 1998.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 64 November 1998 (pages 84-85).
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 66 March 1999.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 67 May 1999 - Mizuno (pages 28-29).
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 69 September 1999.
  • Playboy's Girlfriends September 1999 (pages 76-81).
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 70 November 1999.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 72 March 2000.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 74 July 2000 (pages 68-69).
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 75 September 2000.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 78 March 2001.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 84 March 2002.
  • Playboy's Sexy 100 February 2003.

Marriage

On December 3, 2005, von Teese was married to American musician Marilyn Manson in a non-denominational ceremony at Curteen Castle in Kilsheelan (County Tipperary), Ireland, the home of Gottfried Helnwein. The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. They reportedly exchanged vows in front of approximately 60 guests, including Lisa Marie Presley, and she wore a royal purple silk taffeta gown by Vivienne Westwood plus a tri-corned hat and matching corset. The two have been a couple since 2000.

References and further reading

  • Dita Von Teese, Burlesque and the Art of the Teese, Regan Books, 2006. ISBN 0060591676.

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The two have been a couple since 2000. Some famous people who died on this day are: Diamond Jim Brady, Benny Goodman, Hubert Humphrey, Martita Hunt, Ralph Kirkpatrick, Gerald Moore, Lily Pons, and Tupac Shakur. They reportedly exchanged vows in front of approximately 60 guests, including Lisa Marie Presley, and she wore a royal purple silk taffeta gown by Vivienne Westwood plus a tri-corned hat and matching corset. Some famous people born on this day are: Samuel Beckett, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Peter Davison, Oliviero De Fabritiis, Eileen Farrell, Carol Lynley, Herbert Ross, and Georges Simenon. The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. This means the 13th day of the month is slightly more likely to occur on a Friday. On December 3, 2005, von Teese was married to American musician Marilyn Manson in a non-denominational ceremony at Curteen Castle in Kilsheelan (County Tipperary), Ireland, the home of Gottfried Helnwein. The distribution of 13th day of the month is as follows:.

. Over any given 400-year cycle the 13th day of the month occurs 4800 times. She also acts, in such movies as Romancing Sara, Matter of Trust, in which she is billed as Heather Sweet, and also in two films by Andrew Blake: Pin Ups 2 and Decadence. In fact, the 13th is more likely to be a Friday than any other day of the week. She is also a leading fetish model and has been compared to Bettie Page. Because the Gregorian Calendar 400-year cycle has a whole number of weeks, it is not possible for exactly 1 in 7 months to have a Friday the 13th. She was featured in Playboy magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2002. All months whose first day falls on a Sunday will contain a Friday the 13th.

Von Teese is fond of wearing elaborate lingerie such as corsets and stockings, and, in her words, "puts the tease back into striptease" with long, complex dance shows complete with props and characters. The months with a Friday the 13th are determined by the Dominical letter (G, F, GF, etc.) of the year. Dita Von Teese (born Heather Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is a popular American burlesque artist. This sequence, here given for 2001-2028, repeats every 28 years from 1901 to 2099. ISBN 0060591676. The following months have a Friday the 13th (If a month begins on a Sunday there will always be a Friday the 13th in it):. Dita Von Teese, Burlesque and the Art of the Teese, Regan Books, 2006. In the Spanish-speaking world, it is Tuesday the 13th (as well as Tuesdays in general) that brings bad luck; a proverb runs En martes, ni te cases ni te embarques (on Tuesday, neither get married nor start a journey).

Playboy's Sexy 100 February 2003. The event has grown substantially, with an estimated 100,000 people attending in August 2004, as well as music bands, vendors, a bike show, etc. 84 March 2002. This tradition started on November 13, 1981 by Chris Simons as a gathering of approximately 25 friends. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The date is also well-known in the motorcycle (biker) community: since 1981, motorcycle enthusiasts and vendors gather every Friday the 13th in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada. 78 March 2001. [1].

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina estimates that in the United States alone, $800 or $900 million is lost in business each Friday the 13th because some people will not travel or go to work. 75 September 2000. This has been attributed to such people feeling a heightened state of anxiety on that day. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Psychologists have found that some people are especially likely to have accidents or fall ill on Friday the 13th. 74 July 2000 (pages 68-69). Strangely, there is evidence to suggest that Friday the 13th is actually unlucky for some.

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. (Exodus 12:6). 72 March 2000. But the Jewish calendar counts days from sunset to sunset so this would have been Friday the 13th in terms of the gentile reckoning of the days. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The death of the firstborns of Egypt occurred on a Shabbat on the 14th of Nisan in the evening. 70 November 1999. One other note which predates all of the aforementioned is that the first Passover seems to have occurred on Friday the 13th.

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. There is also another theory that Friday the 13th of October 1307 was the day that Philip IV of France arrested nearly all of the French Knights Templar to get their money for the French treasury. Playboy's Girlfriends September 1999 (pages 76-81). Both the first and last explanations, however, seem more relevant to the superstition linked to having 13 people at the same table during a meal. 69 September 1999. Balder was killed instantly and the Earth was plunged into darkness and mourning as a result. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The mischievous Loki gate-crashed the party as an uninvited 13th guest and arranged for Hod, the blind god of darkness, to throw a branch of mistletoe at Balder, the god of joy and gladness.

67 May 1999 - Mizuno (pages 28-29). Another suggestion is that the belief originated in a Norse myth about twelve gods having a feast in Valhalla. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. It has also been linked to the fact that a lunisolar calendar must have 13 months in some years, while the solar Gregorian calendar and lunar Islamic calendar always have 12 months in a year. 66 March 1999. The origin of the Friday the 13th superstition has been linked to the belief that there were 13 people at The Last Supper of Jesus, who was crucified on Good Friday, but it probably originated in medieval times. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. .

64 November 1998 (pages 84-85). The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia, paraskevidekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia, a specialized form of triskaidekaphobia, a phobia (fear) of the number thirteen. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. In Greece and Spain, for example, Tuesday the 13th takes the same role. Playboy's Body Language October 1998. Similar superstitions exist in some other traditions. 62 July 1998 (Mizuno, pages 14-15). A Friday occurring on the 13th day of any month is considered to be a day of bad luck in many superstitions around the globe.

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. Playboy's Real Sex February 1998. Sunday ( 687 or 14.31% ). 58 November 1997 (Mizuno, pages 8-9). Saturday ( 684 or 14.25% ),. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Friday ( 688 or 14.34% ),.

Playboy's Lingerie Model Search February 1997. Thursday ( 684 or 14.25% ),. Wednesday ( 687 or 14.31% ),. Tuesday ( 685 or 14.27% ),. Monday ( 685 or 14.27% ),.

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