Eyes: Aqua blue-grey
Complexion: Very Fair/Light
Corseted Waist: Ranges between 22 to 24 inches
Unique marks: Natural beauty mark on right cheek
Piercings: Ears, once each
Favorite Music: Classical (Wagner, Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven), early jazz and big band, music of 1930s Europe, Scandinavian/Nordic metal, Goldfrapp, Adanowsky,...
Favorite Designers: Adrian, Thierry Mugler, Madeline Vionnet, John Galliano/Dior, Valentino, Charles Frederick Worth, Rose Bertin...
Favorite Films: The Artist, Metropolis, Die Blaue Engel, Amadeus, Marie Antoinette, Ziegfeld Girl, The Age Of Innocence, Henry And June, The Women(1939),...just to name a few.
Favorite Flowers: Edelweiss, Peonies, Gardenias.
Known as "The Valkyrie Of Burlesque" and sometimes the "modern-day Lili St. Cyr", Vienna La Rouge began her burlesque career in the casually dressed city of Seattle in late 2002.
She showed them a thing or two when it came to glamour, fashion, and of course the titillating art of classic Burlesque.
Now residing in California's south bay area, she continues the timeless tease. Decked out in costumes that often boast thousands of hand placed Swarovski crystals, vintage details and historical inspiration, she evokes bygone eras. Her choreography and attention to these details seem to capture moments in time when beauties and ecdysiasts like Anna Held, Loie Fuller, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Sally Rand ruled the stage with style and class.
Miss La Rouge took her name after the timeless and romantic city of Vienna, Austria and finds inspiration in its beauty, history, and eclectic mix of historical & modern culture. Although born and raised in Seattle, the city of Vienna is also a place with deep family roots for this self-proclaimed history nerd, dating as far back as the 12th century.
Not only an award winning burlesque artist, Vienna is also an accomplished seamstress, and the designer and creator of all her costumes and props.
The 1700s thru the 1950s inspire both her stage routines and the costumes that grace them. Along with almost 15 years of classical ballet training, she gets many of her ideas for her numbers from the Belle Époque, vaudeville, the Ziegfeld Follies, old Hollywood films, musicals, and the dramatic costuming of Edith Head and Adrian.
Just a few of her idols include Austrian Empress Elizabeth ("Sisi"), Marlene Dietrich, Anna Held, Gina Lollobrigida, Carole Lombard, Betty Grable, Lillie Langtry, Evelyn Nesbit, Camille Clifford, Edwardian actress Élise DeVére, Mona Vaughn, Sally Rand, and Gypsy Rose Lee. Stage props include everything from a little glass of absinthe, classic 3 to 4 foot ostrich feather fans, to a large satin boudoir cushion.
Currently, Vienna is performing all along the west coast between Seattle and San Francisco, and occasionally tours worldwide.