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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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Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The Sevillana flamenco dance, the one most people think of when they think "flamenco" is not actually of Sevillan origin. 75 September 2000. Seville is known for its hot summer weather, reaching even 50.0°C (122.0°F) on August 4, 1881, the record heat for Europe. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. All of these are consumed throughout the year. 74 July 2000 (pages 68-69). Typical of this province are polvorones and mantecados from the town of Estepa, a sort of shortcake made with almonds, sugar and lard; Pestiños, a honey-coated sweet fritter; Roscos fritos, deep-fried sugar-coated ring doughnuts; magdalenas or fairy cakes; yemas de San Leandro, made by nuns in the city's convents, providing the convents with a source of revenue; and Tortas de aceite, a thin sugar-coated cake made with olive oil.

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The fair grounds are set up like a type of village in which each street is named after a famous torero, or bull fighter. 72 March 2000. The women wear elaborate flamenco dresses and the men dress in their best suits. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. During Feria families set up casetas or tents in which they spend the week dancing, drinking and socializing with their whole extended families. 70 November 1999. Seville is internationally renowned for the solemn but beautiful processions during Semana Santa, and the colourful and lively fair held two weeks after.

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The Easter Holy week, "Semana Santa", and the Seville Fair, "La Feria de Sevilla" (also Feria de Abril, "April Fair") are the two most well-known of Seville's festivals. Playboy's Girlfriends September 1999 (pages 76-81). The Parque Maria Luisa was built for the 1929 Exposición Ibero-Americana World's Fair, and remains landscaped with attractive monuments and museums. 69 September 1999. A chain was strung through the water from the base of the tower to prevent boats from traveling into the river port. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The Torre del Oro was built by the Almohad dynasty as watchtower and defensive defensive barrier on the river.

67 May 1999 - Mizuno (pages 28-29). Additional construction continued for over 500 years. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The Alcázar facing the cathedral is the city's old Moorish Palace; construction was begun in 1181. 66 March 1999. The Giralda is the city's most famous symbol. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. It is topped with a statue representing Faith.

64 November 1998 (pages 84-85). The Cathedral reused some columns and elements from the mosque, and most famously the Giralda, originally a minaret, was converted into a bell tower. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The interior, with the longest nave in Spain, is lavishly decorated, with a large quantity of gold evident. Playboy's Body Language October 1998. It is the largest of all medieval and Gothic cathedrals, in terms of both area and volume. 62 July 1998 (Mizuno, pages 14-15). The city's cathedral was built from 1401–1519 after the Reconquista on the former site of the city's mosque.

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The mayor of Seville is Alfredo Sánchez Monteseirín. Playboy's Real Sex February 1998. In the 2004 Spanish general election, they had a majority of 30.4% over their nearest rivals - higher than in any other Spanish provincial capital city. 58 November 1997 (Mizuno, pages 8-9). Today Seville is a stronghold of the socialists (PSOE). Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The final assemblage and the test flights of the Airbus A400M military aircraft will be done in the new EADS Spain plant built near the San Pablo Airport.

Playboy's Lingerie Model Search February 1997. Seville hosted the European Summit in June 2002; this was met with a counter-summit by those opposing neoliberalism and the tightening of European regulations on immigration. The showpiece Alamillo bridge spanning the Guadalquivir designed by Santiago Calatrava, was built for this occasion. Seville was the home of Expo 92 World's Fair. Due to its proximity to Africa, during the Spanish Civil War, Seville fell soon to the insurgent army led by Francisco Franco.

Seville was a stronghold of the liberals during the Spanish Civil War, 1820-1823. Other treasures of the Americas passed first through Seville: the first commercial shipment of chocolate from Veracruz arrived in Seville in 1585. The American silver was rapidly transhipped to Antwerp or Genoa, seat of the bankers who had advanced steady funds to the Spanish Crown. The American riches made it a magnet for people around Spain, ranging from latifundia nobles and foreign merchants (who were brokered by Spanish cargadores) to an active crime scene, pictured in the picaresque genre.

Much of the Spanish Empire's silver from the New World came to Europe in the Spanish treasure fleet that landed in Seville, and Seville holds the most important archive of the Spanish administration in the Americas (the Archivo General de Indias). From Seville Ferdinand Magellan obtained the ships for his circumnavigation. Amerigo Vespucci died in Seville. Seville was long an important sea port, prior to the silting up of the Guadalquivir.

The city sits well inland, but a mere 6 meters above sea level. Seville was governed from Cordoba but as a port it retained strategic importance: Emir Abd ar-Rahman II built a fleet and arsenal at Seville in the mid-9th century. After a brief independence as one of the taifa principalities, from 1023 to 1091, when it was the seat of the Abbadids while the Caliphate of Cordoba collapsed, Seville then fell to the Reconquista of Ferdinand III of Castile in 1248. The architecture of the older parts of the city still reflects the centuries of Moorish control of the city, beginning in 711.

In 206 BCE, Scipio Africanus founded Italica nearby, to settle his wounded veterans, and began the reconstruction of Hispalis. Later it was a trading colony occupied by the Phoenicians and the Carthaginians, who destroyed the city in 216 BCE. Though Greeks and Romans repeated a founding myth connected with Heracles' visit to the Hesperides the historical site was occupied by the Tartessos in the 8th or 9th century BCE. Roman Hispalis, in the province of Hispania Baetica, became ʾIšbīliyyah (Arabic أشبيليّة) under the Moors.

. Population of the metropolitan area (urban area plus satellite towns) was 1,317,098 as of 2005 (INE estimate), ranking as the fourth-largest metropolitan area of Spain. Population of the urban area was 1,043,000 as of 2000 estimates. Population of the city of Seville proper was 704,154 as of 2005 (INE estimate).

The inhabitants of the city are known as Sevillanos (feminine form: Sevillanas). It is the capital of Andalusia and of the province of Sevilla. Seville (Spanish: Sevilla, see also different names) is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain, crossed by the river Guadalquivir (37°22′38″N, 5°59′13″W).
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Seville is also used as one of the location in Dan Brown's "Digital Fortress". Seville is both the location and setting for much of the 1985 Doctor Who television serial The Two Doctors. Seville appears in the first chapter of science fiction novel Ringworld by Larry Niven. The Plaza de España in the Parque de María Luisa appears in George Lucas' Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones as well as in Lawrence of Arabia.

Seville is the setting of the novel "The Seville Communion" by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. Seville is the setting of the novel and film Nadie conoce a nadie, which incorporates the elaborate Sevillian processions during Holy Week. The episode "The Grand Inquisitor" in Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov is set with Christ's return to Seville. Seville is the primary setting of many operas, the best known of which are Bizet's "Carmen," Rossini's "The Barber of Seville," Verdi's "La Forza del Destino," Beethoven's "Fidelio," Mozart's "Don Giovanni" and "The Marriage of Figaro," and Prokofiev's "Betrothal in a Monastery.".

Seville is the setting for the legend of Don Juan. politicians Felipe González, President of the Government of Spain from 1982 to 1996, and Alfonso Guerra, vice president from 1982 to 1991. singer Isabel Pantoja. actresses Carmen Sevilla and Paz Vega.

composer Joaquín Turina. Luis Cernuda. Antonio Machado, his brother. Manuel Machado.

Vicente Aleixandre (Nobel Laureate). 20th century poets:

    . bullfighters Juan Belmonte, Curro Romero and Morante de la Puebla. Romantic poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer.

    explorer and astronomer Antonio de Ulloa. Baroque painters Velázquez and Murillo. Explorer Juan Díaz de Solís, born in Lebrija. Historian of New Spain Bartolomé de Las Casas.

    16th century novelist Mateo Alemán. Renaissance composer Cristóbal de Morales. Roman emperors Trajan and Hadrian were born in Italica. Pablo de Olavide University.

    University of Seville.

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