Dita Von Teese, born Heather Renee Sweet, is an American burlesque performer, alternative model and actress, who began her career aged 18 in a strip club. She became known for her vintage-inspired outfits, stockings and corsets, piquing the interest of the clientele with her raunchy burlesque performances. She quickly became a successful glamour and fetish model, and appeared on the front cover of several magazines, including Bizarre, Marquis, and Playboy. Von Teese also tried her hand at fashion modelling, and has walked the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture, Vivienne Westwood and Moschino Cheap & Chic.