Lili St. Cyr
She was one of the most explosive blonde pin-ups and at the same time an unconvencional beauty with no convencional attitude. In a mythical scene of the famous musical film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975) directed by Jim Sharman a young Susan Sarandon as Janet Weiss sings while she is floating in water surface: "God bless Lili St Cyr" in a moment of ecstasy. Let's sing it too!
Lili knew how to give glamour and sofistication to striptease features and she became one of the most prestigious burlesque's artists.
In the bath's act, one of her most famous shows, she took a bubble bath and after that she dressed herself helped by a maid in front of amazed audience eyes.
She was married six times with six different men. Her two most famous husbands were Paul Valentine and the actor Ted Jordan who was the author of one of Marilyn Monroe's biographies in which he talked about a supposed false romance between the most desired blonde girls of the age.
She is remembered because of her numerous marriages and her also numerous suicide attemps.
When Lili was retired from the stages she stood up an underwear bussiness known by the name of "The Undie World of Lili St. Cyr" until it was sold to another company.
During her last years she stayed alone at home with her beloved cats until her death in 1999 at the age of 80.
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