|'the Sultan's Daughter' | 'Sarong Girl' | 'Queen of the Footlight Parade'|
One of 12 children of Italian immigrants from Naples who settled in Hartford, Conn. She made her first stage appearence at the age of 8 and later became one of the highest saleried artist in the theatre world at the time. After her father died at age 16, she found that she could make more money at Burlesque as a stripper than the dancing she was already doing. She eventually become the Auburn-haired, green-eyed queen of burlesque. Ann Corio didn't use any tricks in her performances. She was billed as 'the Sultan's Daughter' and the 'Sarong Girl' mainly due to her two feature films.
She is said to be mainly self-trained as a dancer and at age 15 she started in the chorus of a Minsky burlesque show in New York and within a year became a headliner as a top Strip-tease artist.
By 1940, Corio decided to embark in the legitimate theatre and starred in many stage plays. George Batcheller brought Ann to the silver screen in "Swamp Woman" in 1941. Altho her film career was plagued by low budget films, her acting proved to be very good. Ann passed in 1999 at the Englewood Hospital in Englewood, N.J.