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Immodesty Blaize

International burlesque star and novelist, crowned reigning queen of burlesque in Las Vegas '07, lives in London and Monaco

British born Immodesty Blaize is Europe's top showgirl and burlesque queen. An outstanding headline performer, Immodesty's clientele includes Dior, Cartier, Damien Hirst, Depeche Mode, Sony Pictures and Deutsche Bank. She has performed shows in historic venues such as Royal Opera House London, State Theatre Sydney, Orpheum Theatre Hollywood, Palace Pisani Venice, and Blenheim Palace UK, for A-List audiences from Cher to Lauren Bacall to Prince Albert of Monaco. Immodesty has designed numerous complete theatrical shows over the years, including her critically acclaimed and immensely popular brand of Tease Shows which ran from 2006 onwards. She has also performed in major shows with artistes such as Goldfrapp, Marc Almond, Scissor Sisters, Bryan Ferry, Nick Cave, Jamie Cullum, Gloria Gaynor, and the late James Brown.
Immodesty is rightly credited as a trailblazer for the genre, bringing burlesque to the mainstream in Europe over the last 12 years, and winning several titles including 'Reigning queen of Burlesque' at Las Vegas Burlesque Hall of Fame. Immodesty continues to be a figurehead and significant contributor to the burlesque renaissance, ranging from breaking the genre into London's West End theatre back in 2005 for a ground-breaking 5 month run, to producing in 2009 'Burlesque Undressed', a feature length cinematic burlesque documentary which premiered in over 30 countries worldwide. Immodesty also broke the genre into mainstream press and tv for many years, featuring for example as a presenter for the BBC and ITV through to performing in major prime time live tv shows such as Paul O'Grady Show and Dancing with the Stars.
A 'Curves Ambassador' with an infamous hourglass shape, Immodesty Blaize is a true modern embodiment of a Fellini muse, and she exudes the lost art of ultra-bombshell glamour on stage. With her exotic feline looks she models frequently, and recently shared the catwalk with Marie Helvin for Agent Provocateur's first runway show in 5 years.
On stage Immodesty is particularly known for her long running signature acts such as her giant rocking horse, 6 foot vintage telephone, award winning powder puff act, and reverse strip to name a few. She works with renowned designers such as Stephen Jones OBE and Noel Stewart to create her extravagant costumes, and has a wide and varied repertoire built up over the last decade, (and her style and shows have inspired much imitation over the years) However Immodesty's larger-than-life stage presence shines beyond the rhinestones.
Off stage, Immodesty has written two critically acclaimed published novels 'Tease' and 'Ambition', set in the world of showgirls, which charted in the Top 20 in UK. Immodesty frequently speaks to live audiences on various cultural themes, with Oxford University, Hay Literary Festival, National Film Theatre and National Trust in her past roster, reputedly outselling Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Hay Literary Festival. She continues to appear as a pundit and presenter on tv and radio also. Immodesty has choreographed and mentored for various productions, with clients such as Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic, BBC, Channel 4 and Monte Carlo Casino.
The tiger-eyed temptress Immodesty Blaize continues to captivate audiences internationally with her sumptuous curves, high voltage glamour, and world renowned spectacular shows and showpieces.

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