Von teese chose her stage name by adopting the name dita as a tribute to silent film actress dita parlo. For her breakthrough december 2002 playboy cover, she was required to have a surname, so she chose von treese from the phonebook. Born heather sweet in west branch, michigan, dita von teese grew up fascinated by the golden age of cinema, pin-up imagery, and. Burlesque queen dita von teese exudes old-school feminine glamour. And her vintage-inspired lingerie line is in perfect harmony with her image, allowing you to achieve the same timeless boudoir look as dita herself. Burlesque queen dita von teese exudes old-school feminine glamour. Welcome to teesing by dita , your newest and 1 source for everything on dita von teese. Dita is an american burlesque dancer, model and entrepreneur. Shes best known for her burlesque look and her beauty mark black hair, white skin and red lips.