The 80-year-old Burlesque Queen Gets Naked

"I don't just get up there and rip my clothes off,"
she says.

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An 80-year-old Las Vegas stripper dancer still gets down with class, the ‘Girl with the Fabulous Front’ still takes it all off for the crowd and fans young and old.

Visitors are greeted by photos of a young Elvis, her favorite rock 'n' roller and, she says, a former lover.

He met her after her show in Las Vegas and fiddled with her skirt as he introduced himself. The relationship ended about a year later because Elvis' manager didn't approve of him dating a stripper, she says.

But she could not change who she was. Stripping already had made her famous.

It put her in the room with Hollywood's heavyweights. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mickey Rooney, Nat King Cole.

She dated some, just danced for others. The evidence is framed and displayed on tables and the living room wall.

That's Storm and Vic Damone. Storm teaching Walter Cronkite to dance. Storm and her fourth and last husband, Herb Jefferies, a star of black cowboy films who swept her off her feet in 1957 when such unions were instant scandals. They divorced in 1970.

The moment is brief.

Storm is rarely wistful. She has no doubt she still is what she once was. Although she performs just handful of times a year, she would do more, if asked. She chides those who think age takes a toll on sex appeal.

"Ridiculous," she says.

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2 Responses to “The 80-year-old Burlesque Queen Gets Naked”

  1. Regine 15 July 2008 at 3:12 am Permalink

    What’s in her mind?…She is as old as my grandma. How come she said she still not ready to hang up her G-String….

  2. Kirby 17 July 2008 at 3:47 pm Permalink

    I have no clue but apparently she is doing something right b/c it looks like she has a fan base…

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