Interviews

Enjoy a collection of burlesque interviews, including in-depth conversations with many of our striptease titans…

Jeez Loueez by Ileana Ortiz
Jeez Loueez: Bigger Than Burlesque

Back in April, I sat down with Jeez Loueez – the No. 1 Most Influential…

Wild Flower: Zelia Rose on Locking Down and Finding Her Style - 21st Century Burlesque Magazine
Wild Flower: Zelia Rose on Locking Down and Finding Her Style

In the somewhat early days of lockdown, when life had abruptly ground to a halt…

Jo Weldon Interview
Jo Weldon: A Life Less Ordinary

Any journey into the modern history of the burlesque arts eventually leads to the devilishly…

Dirty Martini by Steven Menendez
Dirty Martini: Past, Present and Future

After over a decade of conversations with Dirty Martini – burlesque icon, New York legend…

Dita Von Teese: Enter the Glamonatrix

After 11 years of interviewing Dita Von Teese, her constant reinvention, evolution and endurance never…

Queen Inga - 21st Century Burlesque Magazine
Queen INGA

In 2011 I saw Inga Ingenue, a five foot revelation in pink and black stripes,…

Burlesque performer Raven Noir, producer of Burlesque Noir, by Neil Kendall
Raven Noir: Burlesque in the Blood

Raven Noir, gothic mistress of northern Burlesque in the UK, sits down with Ivy Wilde…

Jacqueline Chaton featuring a custom tip dyed feather fan by Fancy Feather (fancyfeather.com). Photo Scott Saw - Vixen Photography
Fancy Feather: The Flourish Behind the Fan Dance

As any burlesque aficionado knows, feathers play a huge part in our history. Most performers’…

Egypt Blaque Knyle, by Brian C Janes
Egypt Blaque Knyle: Entitled

Egypt Blaque Knyle seems to have come out of nowhere to dominate nearly every major…

Ursula Martinez, starring in La Soiree at Christmas in Leicester Square. Photo by Prudence Upton
Ursula Undressed: The Magic of Martinez

Like the fabled, festive Coca Cola truck, five star smash La Soiree has rolled into London…

Perle Noire: A Beautiful Imperfection

In 1984 Dick Clark of American Bandstand asked a very young, very ambitious Madonna what…