Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Legendary redheads: Tempest Storm

Tempest Storm ran away from home as a young girl and By age 20 she had been twice married and divorced and headed for Hollywood. Her curvaceous figure and very generous and natural 40" bosom and 22" waist combined with stage personality led to a highly successful career in burlesque. She was one of the most famous and legendary strippers, one of the last of the classic burlesque stars. She continued to disrobe in public until the age of 65 when she hung up her g-string for the last time.

Busty redhead was really famous for her astounding physical measurements (44DD-25-35 at peak). She was featured in numerous magazines and burlesque movies including Russ Meyer's French Peep Show (1950), Paris After Midnight (1951), Striptease Girl (1952), Irving Klaw's Teaserama, (1955) (which also featured Bettie Page) and his Buxom Beautease (1956), and other films.

In the late 1950s, her huge breasts, or her "moneymakers" as she called them, were insured by Lloyds of London for one million dollars. In the 1950s and 60s she and her big boobsstarred in a number of motion pictures both as herself and in a character role. Much admired for her intelligence, personality and sense of humor.

During her career, she was romantically linked with John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Vic Damone. No wonder, with those boobs it must have been easy to get any man she did fancy.

Along with Lili St. Cyr and Blaze Starr, Tempest was among the most famous burlesque performers of the 1950s and 1960's. She is regarded as having one of the longest careers as a burlesque performer.