Vera Richkova ...
"Bewitching Asiatic Legend," "The Magnetic Beauty," "The Temptrous," "The Russian Wildcat."
Vintage Burlesque Model: Vera Richkova. She was billed under many names: 'the Russian Marlene Dietrich, 'The Blonde Tigress from the Ukraine' and 'the Contessa' plus those in green above'. Supposedly a half-Russian/half Mongolian Princess daughter of a Tartar Kahn. Some of her burlesque acts were the 'Black Angel,' 'the Desert Song Dance,' and another 'the Mongolian Vampire.'
Tinted Photo 1: Miss Vera is seen here in her Vampire Dance costume she used for said dance. Her costume looks more in line of a Raks Sharki (Belly Dance) costume however.
- Birth Name: Viga Gorum Hun
- Birth Date: born: 1925.
- Birth Place: Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
- Married: n/a
- Clubs: El Rey Theatre |
- Films: Lili's Wedding Night ('52), Action in the North Atlantic ('43), Mission to Moscow ('43),
Dances of a Nation, 'Affairs Of Annabelle' ('55), 'Every Maidens Secret Dream' ('55), Hard