Dita Von Teese (born Heather Renee Sweet on September 28, 1972) is an American burlesque model, artist and actress.
Von Teese appeared on a number of fetish magazine covers, including Bizarre and Marquis. It was around this time when she appeared on the cover of Midori's book, The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage.
Von Teese was featured in Playboy in 1999, 2001 and 2002, with a cover-featured pictorial in 2002.
Von Teese is best known for her burlesque routines and is frequently dubbed "the Queen of Burlesque" in the press.
Prior to her marriage, Von Teese had been romantically linked to vocalist/guitarist Mike Ness of Social Distortion and to actor Peter Sarsgaard. She has also spoken of several lesbian experiences including a long-term relationship with a woman when she was 20. She is currently dating French aristocrat Louis-Marie de Castelbajac.
She was married to Marilyn Manson from 2005 till 2007.