3. Michelle L’amour
Michelle L’amour – mouth-wateringly sexy, beautiful, agile, intelligent and inspiring in every way. Adored by men and women alike, Michelle exudes a sexual energy and strength on stage that stirs her audience into a frenzy. I have rarely met a woman who is so innately comfortable with her nudity and manipulates her flesh with such devastating effect!
Michelle’s 2012 appearances included Tease-O-Rama, the Dallas Burlesque Festival, Lucha VaVOOM, the Montreal Burlesque Festival, Wasabassco’s 8th Anniversary Extravaganza, the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, and her own Superstars of Burlesque spectacular.
The most surreal, hilarious highlight of Michelle’s year was the viral explosion of her ‘Butthoven’s 5th Symphony’ performance, which she was invited to repeat a number of times on European television. The hits on various copies of the footage online are huge; it’s so funny to see Michelle’s POW-erful ass get the global recognition it undoubtedly deserves! You can watch the footage below.
In 2012 I interviewed Michelle and her husband, Franky, about their personal and professional partnership. You can read it here. You can also read Ginger Valentine’s 2012 writeup of Strippers Holiday, a special gathering and show that Michelle hosts each year.
With a powerful, sensual beauty, and intelligence, determination and talent in abundance, Michelle is destined to be one of the great, celebrated legends of striptease…
A teaser from an upcoming documentary, which provides a glimpse into Michelle’s life and work…
Butthoven’s 5th Symphony
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