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GiGi Darlene Vintage Burlesque dancer photo 1

GiGi Darlene ... "The German Bombshell," "GiGi", "Lenore Rheine."

Vintage Burlesque Dancer, Actress: GiGi Darlene. Gigi entered and won regional beauty pageants as a teenager growing up in Germany. Moved to New York in 1959. Darlene did a fair amount of commercial print and magazine layout work as well as was hired for industrial shows. By 1963 began posing for photo shoots for various men's magazines. Gigi branched out as an exotic dancer making the rounds at clubs in New York, New Jersey, and Long Island.

While dancing at clubs Darlene met and befriended future soft-core movie actress Darlene Bennett. After she married, she went on the road with her husband and quit the soft-core business. The credits of "Curse Of Her Flesh" (1968) include the line "Whatever happened to Gigi Darlene?"


Sepia Photo 1: From "Hot Nights On Campus" ... Miss GiGi is sitting on a couch reading a pamphlet and wearing a Bikini.

  • Birth Name: Heli Leonore Weinreich
  • Birth Date: 3/4/1943-1/1/2002
  • Birth Place: Berlin Germany.
  • Married: Edwin Greal (Married August 29, 1966)
  • Clubs/Theaters: n/a


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