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Lili St Cyr in Lilis Wedding Night
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Stage Name

Real Name

Lili St. Cyr

Willis Marie Van Schaak

            Burlesque star, stripper and erotic dancer who was raised by her Grandparents whose name was 'Klarquists', and had two sisters named Dardy Orlando and Barbara Moffett in the show business world. Took Ballet lessons as a child and started dancing in Hollywood as a chorus girl such as at the Florentine Gardens Nightclub.

      Realizing she could make more money nude she made the change. Lili's stripping debut was at the Music Box nightclub but was a fop. Got her big break in Hollywood in 1951 when she was charged with indecent exposure during a bubble bath performance at Ciro's nightclub. By the time she beat the charge in court, the publicity had made her a headliner and led to series of low-budget movies.

      Lili was featured in thousands of Men's magazines and was said to be married many, many times (well six anyway). One of her husbands even claimed that she and Marilyn Monroe were having an affair (reportedly not true, they were friends however).

Lili St. Cyr Autograph

      Later her fame rose above most in her field and Lili would even be on trial in 1951 for "lewd and lascivious" performances. The January, 1959 issue of Confidential magazine has an article about when Lili tried suicide, it includes 2 photos plus an additional one in a police arrest photo with prison number.

      She became a main headliner and made quite a few movies that she was either featured in or revolved solely around her. She finally retired from the burlesk business and focused all her attention to her new Lingerie shop on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles called "The Undie World of Lili St. Cyr."

      Lili passed away in 1999 in Los Angeles, CA. at 81 years of age.


Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Measurements

Minneapolis, Minnesota6/3/1918-1/29/1999Ted Jordan5'6" | "36-24-36"
  Paul Valentine (plus 4 others)Blonde

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

BalletThe Duncan Sistersn/a
Bubble Bath DanceBetty Page 
BurlesqueSheree (North) 
Dance of Love  
Dance Of The B-Girl  
Erotic / Exotic  
Striptease  

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

El Rancho (1956 Las Vegas) (Clip)n/an/a
Florentine Gardens (CA)  
Gayety  
Music Box  
   

Video Clips (pop-up)

Films

Publications

Video Clip not available at this time1950 - B-Girl Rhapsody [DVD]12/1949 - Laff Magazine (Cover)
Video Clip not available at this time 1952 - Love Moods ?? [DVD] (Bedroom Fantasy)9/1950 - Beauties Magazine
Video Clip not available at this time1952 - Lili's Wedding Night1950 - Pin Up Mag (Bernard's)
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1953 - Bedroom Fantasy [DVD] (Love Moods)11/1952 - Cover Girls Models
Video Clip not available at this time1953 - Strip O Rama [DVD]4/1953 - Focus Magazine (also Monroe)
Video Clip not available at this time1954 - the Miami Story5/1953 - Cover Girls and Models Mag. (Lil's New Revival)
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1954 - Varietease [DVD]12/1953 - Photo Magazine
Video Clip not available at this time1955 - Boudoir Secrets1/1954 - Show Magazine (also Monroe)
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1955 - Son of Sinbad [DVD]3/1954 - Cover Point Mag (Nice Cover)
Video Clip not available at this time1956 - Buxom Beautease [DVD] (Vol. I and 15)1/1956 - Confidential Magazine
Video Clip not available at this time1957 - Kiss Me Baby [ PAL]7/1956 - Gala Magazine
Video Clip not available at this time1958 - I Mobster - Life Of a Gangster [DVD]11/17/1956 - Picturegoer Mag (also Monroe)
Video Clip not available at this time1958 - The Naked and the Dead9/1959 - Sir Magazine (cover)
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1962 - Runaway Girl1960 - The Jerry Geisler Story (Lili's Lawyer)
Video Clip not available at this time1966 - Girls From Thunder Strip8/1963 - Follies Mag (Lili's Lingerie Ad)
Video Clip not available at this time1967 - Twisted Sex Cinema6/1967 - Playboy Mag. (History of Sex in Cinema)
Video Clip not available at this time1987 - Hollywood The Golden Years (RKO)1982 - Ma Vie De Stripteasuse (Lili's Auto bio)
Video Clip not available at this time1994 - Hollywood and the Strippers [DVD]$ 1995 - Va Va Voom! (Sullivan)
Video Clip not available at this time1997 - Grind house Follies 15- Front Row Spcl.$ 1996 - City Unique (Weintraub)
Video Clip not available at this timeBest of Burlesque1996 - Tease Magazine
Video Clip not available at this timeRoadshow (Shorts #13 & #14)$ 1997 - The Queens of Burlesque (Rothe)
Video Clip not available at this timeStripOrama$ 1998 - The Bare Truth ..Stars of (Rothe)
Video Clip not available at this timeStripOrama Vol2$ 2000 - Glamour Girls - Illus.. Encyclopedia (Sullivan)
Video Clip not available at this timeStripOrama Vol3Lovelies Inc. (Klaws Publication)
Video Clip not available at this time~ Bella Starr (Short)The Golden Age of Exotic Girls (Morrocchi)
Video Clip not available at this time~ Bubble Bath Dance (Short) 
Video Clip not available at this time~ Bath of Salome (Short) 
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
~ Cinderella's Love Lesson (Short) 
Video Clip not available at this time~ Dance of Love (Short) 
Video Clip not available at this time~ Love for Sale (Short) 
Video Clip not available at this time~ Madonna and Her Bubbles (Short) 
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
Striptease Revealed 
Video Clip not available at this time~ Virgin in Hollywood (Short) 
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~ Ebb Tide Lounging on the Beach 

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