Dita Von Teese is the biggest name in the burlesque scene thanks in part to her stunning raven hair and porcelain complexion, but before her rise to fame, she was a tanned and bottle blonde all American girl.
Dita Von Teese, 40, tweeted a handful of pictures from her high school yearbook.
“Found a box of photos of me from my freshman and sophomore year in high school,” she tweeted her fans along with the snaps.
In the photos, Dita, born Heather Renee Sweet in Rochester, Michigan, has big Eighties bleach blonde hair and a penchant for the era’s fashion.
In one particular image of Dita in her younger years, she bares her midriff in a black bralet top which she pairs with voluminous parachute trousers and a matching jacket.
Her look is very reminiscent to that of Jennie Garth’s when she played Kelly Taylor in the hit TV series, Beverly Hills 90210.
Her skin tone is also very tanned, several hues darker than her current alabaster complexion.
These days Dita Von Teese stays away from the sun, recently explaining: “Alabaster skin is the perfect base for a vintage look. I’d never dream of getting a tan – I always wear sunscreen and put on a hat when I’m out in the sun.”
Back to her vintage snaps, and a very blonde Dita Von Teese is also photographed in two prom dresses.
Far from the stunning couture and vintage dresses she wears these days, her formal wear for her younger years is a poofy and frilly lavender creation which she pairs with a floral crown in her hair.
In another snap, Dita Von Teese then steers towards black velvet accessorized with pearls.
In all of the photographs it is clear that Dita Von Teese used to go for the more pared back appearance when it came to her make-up.
It is a far cry from her current look – her visage always completely made up with dark eyebrows, heavy black eyeliner and bright red lips.
Two years ago Dita Von Teese even told the New York Times Style magazine that she uses Just For Men hair dye to achieve raven eyebrows.
Dita Von Teese these days isn’t a fan of the all natural look, and the high maintenance star recently admitted that the number of beauty products that she uses regularly goes in to the hundreds.
The burlesque queen admitted she is such a beauty junkie that she couldn’t live without any of the multiple cosmetics and haircare products which she uses to achieve her glamorous retro look.