RESULTS: Burlesque TOP 50 2019

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21st Century Burlesque Magazine is pleased to present the 11th Burlesque TOP 50 – the 50 most influential burlesque industry figures of 2019, voted for by thousands of burlesque peers and fans worldwide.

 

2019 Procedure

  • Results will be released in sections over the course of this week.
  • 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 2019

WHO VOTED? Burlesque Top 50 2019 Voting Breakdown
WHO VOTED? Burlesque Top 50 2019 Voting Breakdown

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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, by Honey Beavers

David Bishop

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Miss Indigo Blue. ©Kaylin Idora. Not to be used without permission.
Miss Indigo Blue. ©Kaylin Idora

Indigo Blue

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Gaea Lady by Tigz Rice
Gaea Lady by Tigz Rice

Gaea Lady

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Reuben Kaye stars in Burlesque Noir at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Photo Neal Rylatt Photography.
Reuben Kaye stars in Burlesque Noir at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Photo Neal Rylatt Photography.

Reuben Kaye

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

Hazel Honeysuckle

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Jett Adore at the Vienna Boylesque Festival 2014. ©Philipp Lipiarski
Jett Adore at the Vienna Boylesque Festival. ©Philipp Lipiarski

Jett Adore

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Miss Miranda by Kaylin Idora
Miss Miranda by Kaylin Idora

Miss Miranda

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

Jo Weldon

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Isaiah Esquire, by Tigz Rice
Isaiah Esquire, by Tigz Rice

Isaiah Esquire

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

Mara De Nudee

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

Lilly SnatchDragon

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Po Chop, by Ivan Micheef
Po Chop, by Ivan Micheef

Po Chop

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

Lolo Brow

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

Lola Van Ella

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Jezebel Express by Ben Trivett
Jezebel Express by Ben Trivett

Jezebel Express

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Elektra Cute ©Emma Freeman
Elektra Cute ©Emma Freeman

Elektra Cute

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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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Tito Bonito, awarded Most Comedic at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine
Tito Bonito at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017, by Honey Beavers

Tito Bonito

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Foxy Tann by Reckless Photography
Foxy Tann by Reckless Photography

Foxy Tann

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

Jolie Papillon

Facebook –  Instagram Website

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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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INGA, by Debora Spencer Photography
INGA, by Debora Spencer Photography

INGA

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Briq House by Heather Schofner
Briq House by Heather Schofner

Briq House

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

Michelle L’amour

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

Roxi D’Lite

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Demi Noire by Paul Monckton
Demi Noire by Paul Monckton

Demi Noire

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Banbury Cross by Tigz Rice
Banbury Cross by Tigz Rice

Banbury Cross

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

Ginger Valentine

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Aria Delanoche by Tigz Rice
Aria Delanoche by Tigz Rice

Aria Delanoche

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

Ophelia Flame

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

Donna Hood

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

Betsy Rose

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Bella Blue at the Snake Oil Festival 2015. ©Indulge Images
Bella Blue. ©Indulge Images

Bella Blue

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

Jessabelle Thunder

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Christina Manuge - Manuge Et Toi
Christina Manuge - Manuge et Toi

Christina Manuge – Manuge et Toi

Facebook –  Instagram – Website

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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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Chris Oh! by Ed Barnas
Chris Oh! by Ed Barnas

Chris Oh!

Facebook –  Instagram

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Bettie Bombshell competing for Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine
Bettie Bombshell by Honey Beavers

Bettie Bombshell

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

Zelia Rose

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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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Dita Von Teese, by Albert Sanchez
Dita Von Teese, by Albert Sanchez

Dita Von Teese

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

Sweetpea

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Dirty Martini by Steven Menendez
Dirty Martini by Steven Menendez

Dirty Martini

Website – Instagram – Facebook

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

Raquel Reed

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

Perle Noire

Website – Instagram – Facebook

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

Medianoche

Website – Instagram – Facebook

4

Siomai Moore by Bettina May
Siomai Moore by Bettina May

Siomai Moore

Website – Instagram – Podcast

3

RedBone by Tigz Rice
RedBone by Tigz Rice

RedBone

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Frankie Fictitious by Tigz Rice
Frankie Fictitious by Tigz Rice

Frankie Fictitious

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Jeez Loueez Burlesque Top 50 Magdalena Fox
Credit: Magdalena Fox

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Jeez Loueez at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016, by Heather Schofner
Jeez Loueez, by Heather Schofner

Jeez Loueez

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Non-Performer and National Charts

(Compiled from overall global votes)

 

TOP 10: Non-Performing Figures

1. Christina Manuge (Costumier)

2. David Bishop (Stage Manager)

3. Irena Canova – Glorious Pasties (Costumier)

4. AJay Strong (Producer)

5. Holli Mae Johnson (Writer)

6. Front Row Paul (Superfan/Producer)

7. Neil Kendall (Producer/Photographer)

8. Angel Leggas – 3 Fates Media (Photographer)

9. Garo Sparo (Costumier)

10. Joel Devereux (Photographer)

 

 

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