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{February 16, 2010}   Dita Von Teese article

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese maintains her pin-up image by working out in full make-up

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 2:46 PM on 03rd January 2009

Most stars hide under baseball caps when working out, but not burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, who put fellow A-listers to shame at a Hollywood pilates centre yesterday.

Famed for her retro 1940s look, the ex-wife of Marilyn Manson didn’t disappoint with perfectly coiffed hair and flawless make-up including signature red lipstick.

Nor would an old vest suffice for the elegant 36-year-old’s workout, instead opting for a black form-fitting T-shirt and capri-length leggings that most others would save for smarter occasions.

Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese lifts her leg high over her head at a Hollywood pilates centre

Dita Von Teese

The Burlesque star was in full make-up, including her signature red lipstick

The dancer, who has become famous for her risqué dance routines, barely worked up a sweat as she went through her exercises, which appeared to be a series of stretches.


Former ballerina Von Teese proved her flexibility, lifting her legs high above her head with the guidance of an instructor at West Hollywood’s Windsor Pilates.

The burlesque star, whose real name is Heather Sweet,  apparently didn’t deem her sports kit appropriate attire for the streets though. Following her class, she emerged from the centre in towering heels, a sweeping black coat, and leopard-print scarf.

Polished right down to her manicured fingertips, she carried a gold Eiffel Tower keyring for her car keys.

Polished: Dita Von Teese in towering heels for her journey home

Polished: Dita Von Teese in towering heels for her journey home

The A-list favourite admits that people are unlikely to see her looking anything less than immaculate: ‘I know the picture the paparazzi want is me coming out of Starbucks in jeans with my hair all messy, but that’s just not going to happen,’ she said in an interview with The Daily Mail earlier this year.

‘I just think that when you take a minute to look your best, you get what you want. And I pretty much get what I want.’

Von Teese is most famous for her ‘martini glass’ routine, in which she ‘bathes’ in a giant cocktail. She has many celebrity fans, and has performed for the cast of Ocean’s Thirteen, which includes George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

Thanks to her signature lip colour, Von Teese has also fronted a M.A.C. make-up campaign, for which she cavorted on a giant lipstick like a bucking bronco.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1104685/Burlesque-star-Dita-Von-Teese-maintains-pin-image-working-make-up.html#ixzz0fiOEzTYd

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