Dita Von Teese Net Worth
Dita Von Teese net worth: Dita Von Teese is an American burlesque dancer, pin-up model, costume designer, and actress who has a net worth of $8 million. Dita Von Teese gained her net worth by appearing in various magazine covers including Marquis, Midori, and Playboy. Born Heather Sweet in West Branch, Michigan, Dita Von Teese made her beginnings as a striptease dancer back in 1992 when she was 19-years-old. Classically trained as a ballet dancer at an early age, Teese incorporated her already acquired dancing skills into her burlesque shows adding a new sense of elegance and sophistication, and thus re-popularizing this art form once again. Not only for her unique dancing style, but she also stood out from the crowd for her ornate sets and dazzling haute-couture costumes decorated with hundreds of thousands of Swarovski crystals. In 1992 she came up with another way to monetize her work, i.e., by selling her photos on the net through her website, which was one of the pioneers among adult sites. Nonetheless, her big break came a decade later after she was asked to pose for the cover of Playboy in 2002. She has since made dozens of appearances in Hugh Hefner's magazine and got involved in manifold other side projects like launching her own fragrances and lingerie collections, guest starring on hit TV shows, creating signature cocktails and even penning three best-selling books. Apart from firmly cementing her status as a burlesque star, Dita also made headlines for her marriage with Marilyn Manson. What's more, she has been an active advocate in the fight against HIV and Aids, as well as received an invitation to speak at the Oxford Student Union, joining the list of other high-profile elected speakers such as Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Tony Blair, and Anna Wintour.