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 biggest foreign exchange trading centre is London, followed by New York and Tokyo. 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 Bank for International Settlements reported that global foreign exchange market turnover daily averages in April was $650 billion in 1998 (at constant exchange rates) and increased to $1.9 trillion in 2004 (Triennial Central Bank Survey of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Market Activity 2004 - Final Results). The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. The foreign exchange markets are usually highly liquid as the world's main international banks provide a market around-the-clock. 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 spot market represents current exchange rates, whereas options are derivatives of exchange rates.

. Currencies can be traded at spot and foreign exchange options markets. 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. Like the stock exchange, money can be made or lost on the foreign exchange market by investors and speculators buying and selling at the right times. She is also a leading fetish model and has been compared to Bettie Page. When China announced plans for its first manned space mission, synthetic futures on Chinese yuan jumped (since China's currency is officially pegged, synthetic markets have emerged that can behave as if the yuan was floating). She was featured in Playboy magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2002. For example, when Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed his Government on February 24, 2004, the price of the Ruble dropped.

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. A currency will tend to lose value, relative to other currencies, if the country's level of inflation is relatively higher, if the country's level of output is expected to decline, or if a country is troubled by political uncertainty. Dita Von Teese (born Heather Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is a popular American burlesque artist. Most people will not be interested in a currency if they think it will devalue. ISBN 0060591676. In choosing what type of asset to hold, people are also concerned that the asset will retain its value in the future. Dita Von Teese, Burlesque and the Art of the Teese, Regan Books, 2006. It has been argued that currency speculation can undermine real economic growth, in particular since large currency speculators may deliberately create downward pressure on a currency in order to force that central bank to sell their currency to keep it stable (once this happens, the speculator can buy the currency back from the bank at a lower price, close out their position, and thereby take a profit).

Playboy's Sexy 100 February 2003. The higher a country's interest rates, the greater the demand for that currency. 84 March 2002. An investor may choose to buy a currency if the return (that is the interest rate) is high enough. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The speculative demand for money is much harder for a central bank to accommodate but they try to do this by adjusting interest rates. 78 March 2001. Central banks typically have little difficulty adjusting the available money supply to accommodate changes in the demand for money due to business transactions.

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The more people there are out of work, the less the public as a whole will spend on goods and services. 75 September 2000. The transaction demand for money is highly correlated to the country's level of business activity, gross domestic product (GDP), and employment levels. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Increased demand for a currency is due to either an increased transaction demand for money, or an increased speculative demand for money. 74 July 2000 (pages 68-69). It will become less valuable whenever demand is less than available supply (this does not mean people no longer want money, it just means they prefer holding their wealth in some other form, possibly another currency).

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. A currency will tend to become more valuable whenever demand for it is greater than the available supply. 72 March 2000. A market based exchange rate will change whenever the values of either of the two component currencies change. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. For example, in 1983 the Hong Kong dollar was linked to the United States dollar. 70 November 1999. If the value of the currency is "pegged" its value is maintained by the government; in question at a fixed rate relative to the other currency.

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Exchange rates for such currencies are likely to change almost constantly as quoted on financial markets, mainly by banks, around the world. Playboy's Girlfriends September 1999 (pages 76-81). If a currency is free-floating, its exchange rate is allowed to vary against that of other currencies. 69 September 1999. Conversely if the price currency is strengthening, the exchange rate number decreases and the unit currency is depreciating. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Note that, using direct quotation, if a unit currency is strengthening (i.e., appreciating, or becoming more valuable) then the exchange rate number increases.

67 May 1999 - Mizuno (pages 28-29). Quotes using a country's home currency as the unit currency (e.g., $1.4368 = £1) are known as indirect quotation or quantity quotation and are used in British newspapers and are also common in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Quotes using a country's home currency as the price currency (e.g., £0.6960 = $1) are known as direct quotation or price quotation (from that country's perspective) ([1]) and are used by most countries. 66 March 1999. For example, in a quotation that says the EUR-USD exchange rate is 1.2 USD per EUR, the price currency is USD and the unit currency is EUR. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. An exchange rate quotation is given by stating the number of units of a price currency that can be bought in terms of 1 unit currency.

64 November 1998 (pages 84-85). By some estimates, about USD 2 trillion worth of currency changes hands every day. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The foreign exchange market is one of the largest markets in the world. Playboy's Body Language October 1998. For example an exchange rate of 120 Japanese yen (JPY, ¥) to the United States dollar (USD, $) means that JPY 120 is worth the same as USD 1. 62 July 1998 (Mizuno, pages 14-15). In finance, the exchange rate (also known as the foreign-exchange rate, forex rate or FX rate) between two currencies specifies how much one currency is worth in terms of the other.

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. . Playboy's Real Sex February 1998. In cases where tariffs become an issue, this would be less the case. 58 November 1997 (Mizuno, pages 8-9). For example, say the price of a good increases 10% in the UK, and there is also a 10% appreciation in the Japanese currency against the UK currency, the price of the good remains constant for someone in Japan despite increase in price for people in the UK. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The real exchange rate is the rate at which an organization can trade goods and services of one country for those of another.

Playboy's Lingerie Model Search February 1997. The nominal exchange rate is the rate at which an organization can trade the currency of one country for the currency of another. indirect quotation: Foreign Currency / Home Currency. direct quotation: Home Currency / Foreign Currency.

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