Burlesque dancer Sherry Britton c. 1940s

Jazz and exotic dancer, Madeline “Sahji” Jackson c. 1930s (via)

Tempest Storm and Bettie Page in Irving Klaw’s Teaserama (1955)


Burlesque/Exotic dancer Blaze Starr (circa 1950s)

Burlesque dancers Naomi Jackson and Mario Rio in Flirt Magazine, 1953 (via)

Burlesque dancer Jadin Wong, 1945

Natalie Wood as Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy (1962)

Burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee c. 1937

Burlesque dancer Nita Louise c. 1940s

Burlesque dancer Vera Allen photographed by Maurice Seymour, 1952 (via)

Burlesque dancer Zorita c. 1940s


Burlesque star and alumni of the Katherine Dunham School of Dance Jean Idelle. She was the first dancer to integrate many burlesque clubs in the USA and Canada.