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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. The family football and tourism enterprises were financial disasters; as well as Tanzi's attempt to rival Berlusconi (another rags-to-riches Italian success story) by buying Odeon TV, only to sell it at a loss of about €45 million. 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. After his arrest, Tanzi reportedly admitted during questioning at Milan's San Vittore prison, that he diverted funds from Parmalat into Parmatour and elsewhere. The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. Among the questionable accounting practices used by Parmalat: it sold itself credit linked notes, in effect placing a bet on its own credit worthiness in order to conjure up an asset out of thin air. 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. Italians were shocked that such a vast and established empire could crumble so quickly.

. Tanzi, once a symbol of unlimited success, was detained hours after the firm was declared officially insolvent and eventually charged with financial fraud and money laundering. 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. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi initiated a fraud investigation and appointed Bondi to administer the company's rescue. She is also a leading fetish model and has been compared to Bettie Page. Parmalat's bank, Bank of America, then released a document showing €3.95 billion in Bonlat's bank account as a forgery. She was featured in Playboy magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2002. Tanzi himself resigned as chairman and CEO.

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. Enrico Bondi was called in to help the company. Dita Von Teese (born Heather Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is a popular American burlesque artist. In December, Del Soldato resigned, unable to get cash from Epicurum fund, needed to pay debts and make bond payments. ISBN 0060591676. Ferraris resigned less than a week later replaced by Luciano Del Soldato. Dita Von Teese, Burlesque and the Art of the Teese, Regan Books, 2006. The crisis became public in November when questions were raised about transactions with mutual fund Epicurum, another Cayman-based company linked to Parmalat causing its stock to plummet.

Playboy's Sexy 100 February 2003. After this CFO Fausto Tonna resigned in March replaced by Alberto Ferraris. 84 March 2002. The first indication of financial problems came in early 2003 as the company tried to sell €500 million in bonds. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. In 1999, Parmalat set up a subsidiary in the Cayman Islands called Bonlat. 78 March 2001. At the end of 2003, one of the biggest corporate scandals in history came to light as an €8 billion hole was discovered in Parmalat's accounting records.

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The post-listing expansions include:. 75 September 2000. Four decades later the company had grown into a multinational corporation diversifying into milk, dairy, beverage, bakery, and other product lines in the 1980s, becoming listed on the Milan stock exchange in 1990, and expanding further in the 1990's. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. In 1961, Calisto Tanzi, a 22-year old college dropout, opened a small pasteurisation plant in Parma, Italy. 74 July 2000 (pages 68-69). .

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Over 36,000 workers around the world collect Parmalat pay packets, and 5,000 Italian dairy farms are dependent on the company for the bulk of their business. 72 March 2000. Its worldwide operations include almost 140 production centers. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Parmalat SpA, an Italian dairy and food corporation and Europe's biggest dairy company, was declared bankrupt in late 2003. 70 November 1999. TV network, Odeon TV (sold).

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Francesca - chief executive. Playboy's Girlfriends September 1999 (pages 76-81). ParmaTour - travel group (bankrupt, sold)

    . 69 September 1999. Tanzi's son Stefano, president and Parmalat board member. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Parma A.C.
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      67 May 1999 - Mizuno (pages 28-29). Expansion into thirty countries from six in 1990. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 66 March 1999. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol.

      64 November 1998 (pages 84-85). Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Playboy's Body Language October 1998. 62 July 1998 (Mizuno, pages 14-15).

      Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Playboy's Real Sex February 1998. 58 November 1997 (Mizuno, pages 8-9). Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol.

      Playboy's Lingerie Model Search February 1997.

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