Tabloids revelled in Kelly Brook’s newest venture as a burlesque dancer with the famous Crazy Horse Troupe this week, as she became the most recent celebrity to channel the art of erotica. A whole host of stars have embraced the art form in recent years, incorporating the art of the tease into an array of music videos, performances and costumes. Check out our run down of the stars who love burlesque;
The queen of quirkiness – Lady Gaga – is a well known lover of burlesque, starting out as performer in New York clubs and often incorporating erotic striptease into her concert routines. The singing superstar’s wardrobe is a virtual homage to burlesque, with a new age, neo burlesque twist.
Katy Perry has been papped many a time sporting a range of burlesque inspired retro hairstyles, whether in pastel pink or mint green, the California Gurls singer is rarely without her glamorous ringlets. Her red carpet appearances and gig get ups have also channeled a retro feel on many an occasion, evoking the Hollywood glamour style with a modern, quirky, Katy edge.
Another star who has performed regularly with the Crazy Horse dancers is former Baywatch star Carmen Electra. An original member of the Pussycat Dolls, the curvy star reprised her role with the group for a special one off performance last year. Happy to return to her roots whenever asked, showing her love for the art form in some eye popping outfits.
Hotel heiress and most famous of party girls, Paris Hilton, may be lacking in curves but more than makes up for it with her wardrobe – and confidence! The blonde ‘hot’ celeb chose the burlesque theme for her 30th Birthday bash, arriving in a bejewelled red corset and matching bustle. Miss Hilton has also performed in her own burlesque show at the famous Pussycat Lounge in Las Vegas, dancing and singing with a martini glass finale.
Pussycat Dolls Lead Singer/ X Factor Judge / Future Mrs Hamilton – Nicole Scherzinger oozes glamour and sex appeal with her stunning curves, amazonian dark hair and eyes, but does not come from a burlesque background like her girl band colleagues. The ‘one with the voice’ has embraced the burlesque genre many a time, giving all others a run for their money. Most memorable was her show-stopping performance in the burlesque themed ‘Watcha Think About That’ video strutting her stuff in a lavish underbust corset and matching jewelled bra. More recently the star donned a red latex corset, matching opera length burlesque gloves and black fishnet stockings to attend X Factor contestant Rylan’s Halloween themed birthday bash. Apparently she was supposed to be a vampire….?
With the ideal figure for burlesque, even Kim Kardashian gave it a go last year in Las Vegas, despite her questionable dance ability, the most successful US reality star looked rather gorgeous in her specially designed burlesque outfits.
Goodbye Disney, hello corsets, suspenders, stockings and basques. Christina Aguilera has come a long way since the Mouseketeers with the burlesque theme running through her entire career from the Lady Marmalade video, ‘Dirrty’ bra and chaps ensemble to performing in LA with the Pussycat Dolls dance troupe and winning the lead in the 2010 film ‘Burlesque’. The lady has skills..
Our predictions for the next stars who will embrace the burlesque bubble…? Little Mix, Nicki Minaj, Cheryl Cole and Rihanna. Come on ladies, join the oh so glamorous party.♥