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. There are many important Moorish and Catholic architectural sites in Granada:. 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. It advanced Spain to the first rank among the nations of Europe, and gave her arms a prestige that secured for her position, influence, and deference long after the decline of her power had commenced. The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. It ended, after an existence of eight hundred years, the Islamic rule in the Iberian Peninsula, and thus formed an offset to the progress of the Muslim power in Eastern Europe and the loss to the Christian world of Constantinople. 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 fall of Granada holds an important place among the many significant events that mark the latter half of the 15th century.

. On the 2nd of January 1492, the Moors surrendered to the Spanish, and the kingdom was incorporated into Castile. 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. See Nasrid dynasty for a full list of the Nasrid rulers of Granada. She is also a leading fetish model and has been compared to Bettie Page. The most prominent members of the dynasty are:. She was featured in Playboy magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2002. The only religious minority was a small Jewish community.

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. Those Christians who did not convert to Islam had been deported or escaped to christian countries in North and Africa. Dita Von Teese (born Heather Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is a popular American burlesque artist. This was the most religiously homogenous area in the peninsula, in fact, Granada has been described [citation needed] as the first Muslim nation to be almost completely Muslim. ISBN 0060591676. The nation constantly shrunk, and by 1492, it was only a small nation on the southeastern coast. Dita Von Teese, Burlesque and the Art of the Teese, Regan Books, 2006. The kingdom of Granada linked the commercial routes from Europe to Africa crossing the Sahara.

Playboy's Sexy 100 February 2003. The city became the seat of the Nasrid kingdom (taifa) in 1238, when the Moors retreated during the Christian reconquest of Spain. 84 March 2002. The Nasrid sultans and kings were responsible for building most of the palaces in the Alhambra. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. From 1232 to 1492, Granada (Arabic غرناطة Ġarnāṭah) was the seat of the Nasrid dynasty that ruled the sultanate (until 1238) and kingdom from the mid 13th century to the 15th century, one of the longest-lasting Islamic dynasties in the history of al-Andalus. 78 March 2001. By the end of the 11th century, the city had spread across the Darro to reach what is now the site of the Alhambra.

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. With the arrival of the Zirid dynasty in 1013, Granada became an independent kingdom. 75 September 2000. In the subsequent reconstruction, the suburb of Gárnata was incorporated in the city, and the modern name in fact derives from this. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Civil conflicts that wracked the Caliphate in the early 11th century led to the destruction of the city in 1010. 74 July 2000 (pages 68-69). They gave it the name "Ilbira", the remaining Christian community calling this "Elvira", and it became the capital of a province of the Caliphate of Cordoba.

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. It was with the help of this community that Moorish forces under Tariq ibn-Ziyad first took the city in 711, though it was not fully secured until 713. 72 March 2000. A Jewish community established itself in what was effectively a suburb of the city, called "Gárnata" or "Gárnata al-yahud" (Granada of the Jews). Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The Visigoths maintained the importance of the city as a centre of both ecclesiastical and civil administration and also established it as a military stronghold. 70 November 1999. Under Roman rule, in the early centuries CE, this name had become "Ilíberis".

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. By the 5th century BCE, the Greeks had established a colony which they named "Elybirge". Playboy's Girlfriends September 1999 (pages 76-81). There was an Ibero-Celtic settlement here, which made contact in turn with Phoenecians, Carthagenians and Greeks. 69 September 1999. The city has been inhabited from the dawn of history. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. .

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64 November 1998 (pages 84-85). The beauty of the sights of Granada is famous. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The pomegranate (in Spanish, granada) is the heraldic device of Granada. Playboy's Body Language October 1998. In fact, it is said that it is one of the three best cities for college students (the other two are Salamanca and Santiago de Compostela). 62 July 1998 (Mizuno, pages 14-15). Granada is also well-known within Spain due to its prestigious university and, nowadays, wild night-life (though in the 1920s Federico García Lorca described the granadinos as "the worst bourgeoisie in Spain").

Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. It is the most remarkable item of the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian historical legacy that makes Granada a hot spot among cultural and tourist cities in Spain. Playboy's Real Sex February 1998. The Alhambra, a famous Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada. 58 November 1997 (Mizuno, pages 8-9). About 3.3% of the population did not hold Spanish citizenship, the largest number of these (31%) coming from South America. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. At the 2003 census, the population of the city of Granada proper was 237,663, and the population of the entire urban area was estimated to be 450,439, ranking as the 13th-largest urban area of the Spanish Kingdom.

Playboy's Lingerie Model Search February 1997. It is situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, at the confluence of two rivers, Darro and Genil, at an elevation of 738 metres above sea level. Granada is a city and the capital of the province of Granada, in the community of Andalusia, Spain.
. The Gate of Elvira: The principal Gate to the old city Part of the moorish wall.

Sample of Granada's baroque. Basilica San Juan de Dios: Basilica where the rest of this saint rest. Bermejas Towers: Strongpoints on the encircling wall of the Alhambra, they date from the 8th and 9th centuries. Old University: Now the School of Law, it retains its original 17th century facade.

Legend says that the catacombs under the church were the site of the martyrdom of San Cecilio, the city's first bishop and now its patron saint. Sacromonte Abbey: Founded in the 17th century. San José Church: On the site of the "moans" Almorabitín, the mosque of the morabites, one of oldest in Granada, dating from the 10th century. Santo Domingo Church: Funded in 1512 by the Reyes Católicos.

Hospital Real: Funded in 1504 by the Reyes Católicos, now part of the University.. Adapted after 16th century for theater plays. El Corral del carbón: Deposit of merchandise and shelter of merchants. Santa Ana Church: 16th century, Mudejar Style.

El Cármen de los mártires: A lovely palace with a beautiful botanic garden near the Alhambra. Calle Calderería: An Albayzin street where you can taste Arab typical food, especially teas and desserts from North Africa. El Albaicín (Albayzin): The ancient Jewish quarter, containing many original houses from the 16th century. The Alhambra and Generalife.

Granada's cathedral. Boabdil, the last of the line, who was defeated and deposed in 1492 by Ferdinand and Isabel. Muhammed V (1354-1391, builder of the royal palace within the Alhambra. Yusuf I (1334-1354).

Ibn al-Ahmar (died 1273), the first of the line.

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