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21st Century Burlesque Magazine is pleased to present the 10th Burlesque TOP 50 – the 50 most influential burlesque industry figures of 2018, voted for by thousands of burlesque peers and fans worldwide.

 

2018 Procedure

  • To mark the 10th year of the Burlesque TOP 50, positions 100-51 will also be published.
  • UK, Mainland Europe, Canada and Australia will all receive an national TOP 10, determined by the overall global votes.
  • There will also be a non-performer Top 10, determined by overall global votes. 

 

 

With thanks to our lead sponsor, Sublime Boudoir, who continue to create unique, breathtaking experiences featuring world class burlesque performers.

Since its inception in April 2011, Sublime Boudoir: Seduction of Senses has brought audiences elegant burlesque, cabaret, and circus performances in fantastical settings, while entertaining the senses with unconventional visuals and signature cuisines.

Founded with the intention of highlighting well-known performers as well as up-and-coming artists, Sublime Boudoir provides a collaborative creative environment for industry professionals.

The company seeks to redefine and challenge traditional ideals of the industry by combining burlesque with complementary artistic mediums. Painstaking research and attention to detail provide audiences with an immersive and multidimensional experience, Seduction of Senses.

Constructing annual events on a global level, the creative team represents a vast range of cultural histories and perspectives, from Europe to Indonesia to North America. They have travelled the world in search of inspiration and the most exciting new performance artists. Complemented by breath-taking floral design, music, and cuisine, every production epitomizes luxurious elegance, underlined by cabaret’s signature playful humor.

 
 
 

 

THE BURLESQUE TOP 50 2018

100. Foxxy Tann

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99. Julie Atlas Muz

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98. Virago Nation

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97. Fancy Feast

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96. AJay Strong

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95. Agatha Frisky

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94. The Shanghai Pearl

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93. Freya West

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92. Bettsie Bon Bon

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91. Jen Gapay

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90. Vicky Butterfly

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89. Blanche DeBris

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88. Cece Sinclair

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87. Ruby Champagne

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86. Tansy

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85. Velma Von Bon Bon

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84. Front Row Paul

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83. Alyssa Kitt

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82. Frankie Fictitious

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81. Lola Frost

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80. Miss Brawling Beauty

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79. Nox Falls

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78. Minnie Tonka

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77. Rubyyy Jones

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76. Audrey Ivory

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75. Lady May

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74. Darlinda Just Darlinda

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73. Lola Le Soleil

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72. Bazuka Joe

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71. La Viola Vixen

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70. Neil Kendall

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69. Po Chop

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68. Jacqueline Boxx

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67. Lady Wildflower

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66. Mr Gorgeous

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65. Aria De La Noche

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64. Violet Chachki

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63. Tito Bonito

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62. Beau Rocks

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61. Ray Gunn

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60. Gia Genevieve

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59. Jett Adore

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58. Calamity Chang

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57. Maxi Millions

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56. Reuben Kaye

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55. Sheila Wolf

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54. Felicity Furore

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53. BRIEFS

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52. Christina Manuge

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51. Bella De Jac

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Matt Finish in the Icons and All Stars Showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine
Matt Finish in the Icons and All Stars Showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers.

Matt Finish

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Lola Van Ella, by Kaylin Idora
Lola Van Ella, by Kaylin Idora

Lola Van Ella

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Kitten 'N' Lou at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. C. Bob Debris
Kitten 'N' Lou, by Bob Debris

Kitten ‘N’ Lou

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Mara De Nudee, by Neil Kendall
Mara De Nudee, by Neil Kendall

Mara De Nudee

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Poison Ivory competes for Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul Bichard
Poison Ivory, by John-Paul Bichard

Poison Ivory

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Indigo Blue in the 60th annual Titans of Tease Burlesque Reunion Showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine
Indigo Blue in the 60th annual Titans of Tease Burlesque Reunion Showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers

Indigo Blue

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Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

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Kitty Bang Bang in the Miss Viva Las Vegas burlesque competition 2017. © Tim Hunter.
Kitty Bang Bang in the Miss Viva Las Vegas burlesque competition 2017. © Tim Hunter.

Kitty Bang Bang

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David Bishop at the Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine
David Bishop at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

David Bishop

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Briq House by Heather Schofner
Briq House by Heather Schofner

Briq House

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41

Roxi D'Lite, by Karlo X Ramos
Roxi D'Lite, by Karlo X Ramos

Roxi D’Lite

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Koko La Douce and the Wham Bam Thank You Ma'ams in the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 Sunday Night Icons and All Stars showcase. ©Don Spiro
Koko La Douce at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014. ©Don Spiro

Koko La Douce

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Lolo Brow, by Anthony Lycett
Lolo Brow, by Anthony Lycett

Lolo Brow

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Fancy Feather

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Lillian Bustle by Justin Woo
Lillian Bustle by Justin Woo

Lillian Bustle

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37

Jessabelle Thunder, by MC Newman.
Jessabelle Thunder, by MC Newman.

Jessabelle Thunder

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Holli Mae Johnson © Tigz Rice Studios.
Holli Mae Johnson © Tigz Rice Studios.

Holli Mae Johnson

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Gaea Lady in the Icons and All Stars Showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine
Gaea Lady in the Icons and All Stars Showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

Gaea Lady

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Miss Polly Rae stars in Between the Sheets at the Hippodrome Casino, London. ©Tigz Rice
Miss Polly Rae stars in Between the Sheets at the Hippodrome Casino, London. ©Tigz Rice

Polly Rae

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RedBone. Credit Pending.
RedBone. Credit Pending.

RedBone

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Michelle L'amour on Patreon

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Lilly Snatchdragon, by Ayesha H
Lilly Snatchdragon, by Ayesha H

Lilly SnatchDragon

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31

Jo Weldon, by Tuomas Lairila
Jo Weldon, by Tuomas Lairila

Jo Weldon

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Clea De Velours by Neil Kendall
Clea De Velours by Neil Kendall

Clea De Velours

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29

Bella Blue ©CP
Bella Blue. ©CP

Bella Blue

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28

Angie Pontani, star of the Burlesque Showcase at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend. Photo by Steve Prue.
Angie Pontani, by Steve Prue.

Angie Pontani

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Jolie Papillon, by Tigz Rice.
Jolie Papillon, by Tigz Rice.

Jolie Papillon

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Egypt Blaque Knyle, by Markus Alias Photography
Egypt Blaque Knyle, by Markus Alias Photography

Egypt Blaque Knyle

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25

Ariel Helvetica, by Tim Hunter Photography

Ariel Helvetica

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24

Sweetpea, by Shoshana Portnoy.
Sweetpea, by Shoshana Portnoy.

Sweetpea

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23

Raquel Reed, by Steward Noack
Raquel Reed, by Steward Noack

Raquel Reed

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22

Sina King, by Cam Attree
Sina King, by Cam Attree

Sina King

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21

Missa Blue by Verena Gremmer
Missa Blue by Verena Gremmer

MisSa Blue

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Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

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Michelle L'amour by Kaylin Idora
Michelle L'amour by Kaylin Idora

Michelle L’amour

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19

© Kaylin Idora Please do not use without permission.
Catherine D'Lish. © Kaylin Idora

Catherine D’Lish

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LouLou D'vil. ©Kaylin Idora
LouLou D'vil. ©Kaylin Idora

Lou Lou D’vil

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17

Peekaboo Pointe by Ben Trivett
Peekaboo Pointe by Ben Trivett

Peekaboo Pointe

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16

Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, by Tomas Orihuela.
Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière by Tomas Orihuela.

Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière

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Hazel Honeysuckle, by Neil Kendall
Hazel Honeysuckle, by Neil Kendall

Hazel Honeysuckle

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Fancy Feather

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MOSH, by James Jaeger.
MOSH, by James Jaeger.

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The Lady Josephine, by Mary Elam Photography
The Lady Josephine, by Mary Elam Photography

Lady Josephine

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Betsy Rose, by Neil Kendall
Betsy Rose, by Neil Kendall

Betsy Rose

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Donna Hood, by Kaylin Idora.
Donna Hood, by Kaylin Idora.

Donna Hood

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Sydni Deveraux, who was awarded Miss Exotic World 2nd Runner Up, at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine
Sydni Deveraux, at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers.

Sydni Deveraux

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Ophelia Flame. ©Studio Betties
Ophelia Flame. ©Studio Betties

Ophelia Flame

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Michelle L'amour on Patreon

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Dita Von Teese in The Art of the Teese tour. ©Frank Rodrick
Dita Von Teese in The Art of the Teese tour. ©Frank Rodrick

Dita Von Teese

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Medianoche, Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2017, by Neil Kendall
Medianoche, Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2017, by Neil Kendall

Medianoche

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Perle Noire. ©Kaylin Idora Not to be used without permission.
Perle Noire, by Kaylin Idora

Perle Noire

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Jeez Loueez, star of the Burlesque Showcase at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend. Photo by Steve Prue.
Jeez Loueez by Steve Prue.

Jeez Loueez

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Ginger Valentine in The Art of the Teese tour. ©Frank Rodrick
Ginger Valentine in The Art of the Teese tour, by Frank Rodrick

Ginger Valentine

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Dirty Martini in The Art of the Teese tour. ©Frank Rodrick
Dirty Martini in The Art of the Teese tour, by Frank Rodrick

Dirty Martini

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Sparkleforce Burlesque

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INGA's performance saw her crowned Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2018 at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2018 in the Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas. Photo © MC Newman
INGA's performance saw her crowned Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2018 at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2018 in the Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas. Photo © MC Newman

INGA

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Zelia Rose in The Art of the Teese tour. ©Frank Rodrick
Zelia Rose in The Art of the Teese tour, byFrank Rodrick

Zelia Rose

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Non-Performer and National Charts

(Compiled from overall global votes)

 

TOP 10: Non-Performing Figures

1  Holli Mae Johnson (Journalist/Business Coach)

2 David Bishop (Stage Manager)

3 Christina Manuge (Costumier)

4 Beau Rocks (Costumier)

5 Neil Kendall (Producer/Photographer)

Front Row Paul (Superfan/Producer)

Jen Gapay (Producer)

AJay Strong (Producer)

9 Greg Inda (Photographer)

10 Joyce Tang (Producer)