Happy birthday to one of burlesque’s most talented and inspiring performers: Tempest Storm. While there may be other women out there with gorgeous red hair, bountiful bosoms, and luscious legs, none can boast a career like hers. Over the last 60 years, Tempest Storm has packed theaters around the world. She’s posed for thousands of photos–some for Irving Klaw’s “Movie Star News” fetish catalog, others for more reputable publications, like LIFE. She’s graced the silver screen in films like Teaserama, Buxom Beautease and the documentary Behind the Burly Q. There couldn’t have been a better choice to headline the opening of the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.
Her grace, grit, style, and savvy have served her well and inspired countless other women along the way. See her in action: