Blaze Starr was one of ten children born in Twelevepole West Virginia. Left home to pursue a singing career heading for Washington D.C. while working as a hat check girl, she was 'discovered' by a friend who suggested a stripping career, thus ending up in Burlesque house's instead. Billed as 'the Hottest Blaze in Burlesque and 'Miss Spontaneous Combustion' due to her bright red hair and the audience roar when she would remove her top.
In her early days She was famous for blowing rose petals gently across her 38"DD chest.
She had a infamous 2 year affair (1958-1960) with the Governor Earl Long, who was the governor of Louisiana during their relationship, they were making plans to marry when his wife had him committed to an asylum, he died before any nuptials took place to Blaze, she was heart broken.
Miss Starr had a couch that was rigged to flame and smolder as she would sit and perform her act. Another of Miss Starr's acts included a large black panther that would eat his dinner of tasty morsels of raw meat strung about her bikini and body (undressing her) as she lay on the stage in acted ecstasy but when the panther died, Blaze would change the act and portray herself as the panther to the audience while dancing.
Blaze only made one full length movie during her career as a Burlesque star entitled 'Blaze Starr Goes Nudist' in 1962. Blaze had a cousin who made it famous as a country western star named Molly O' Day.
Blaze died Monday June 15th, 2015 at a hospital in Williamson, West Virginia of heart complications at the age of 83.