aka: "The Fabulous 4D Girl" | "The Girl With The Fabulous Front"
After leaving her abusive sharecropper home to follow her Dream of someday being a star. Along the way finding work as a waitress and Car-Hop, she ended up in Los Angeles as a chorus line dancer 2 years later. Miss Storm was billed as "The Fabulous 4D Girl." Tempest Storm, who was one of the original classic Burlesque super stars, known as a red headed Queen of the Burlesque stag.
In 1952, only after a few shows, was she offered the opportunity to perform as a stripper in the 'French Peepshow' at the El Rey Theater in Oakland, California. Later, performed with Betty Page in the 1955 film 'Teaserama' and legally changed her name in 1957. At age 24 she took out a one million dollar insurance policy on her body with Lloyd's of London. She said she took the policy, "to protect my million dollar income." She claims she amassed the million dollars in only four years of shedding her clothes on burlesque stages. She also became a pin-up sensation with the help of legendary photographer and director Russ Meyer.
She is also known for hiringBlack Jazz Musicians for her acts, which was very taboo in the 1950's. In 1959 she married Herb Jefferies who was the former front man for Duke Ellington as well as played for other musicians of note.
Elvis Presley (1957), Sammy Davis Jr. and J.F. Kennedy (1958) were all said to have been with her. She is regarded as having one of the longest careers as a burlesque performer, spanning more than 60 years. She continued her popularity of taking off her clothes for audiences well into her sixties and finally retired. She was inducted into the Exotic World Burlesque Museum Hall of Fame in Las Vegas Nevada ... her G-string part of the museum's display.
At one time she had a checking account with her semi-nude pics printed on the checks (5/2/1964 Confidential Flash Mag).