First of all the woman who grocery shops in glamorous outfits is not a a fan of sweatpants. “I don’t relate that to comfort,” she says. “I’d rather put on a cashmere robe.” Yeah…that’s what they all say until they get caught.
She also talked about her “really contrived” name. Dita, born Heather Renee Sweet, says that when she was 19 and just a young stripper in Orange County she picked up the name Dita from a silent film she watched (Dita Parlow). When she posed for Playboy in the mid ’90s she says the publication required her to print a last name so she and her some friends picked up a phonebook. “I remember saying, ‘Let’s look under Von,’ she explains. “I found the name Von Treese.” Sounds classy. But that’s not the name that was printed. “The magazine came out and, of course, I went to the newsstand and was really excited and I opened it up and it said Dita Von Teese.”
Here’s Dita at MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris cabaret show on Wendesday, where she will be performing through April 7.