Lili St. Cyr

Lili St. Cyr

Model and Performer
Born Jun 3, 1918

This article is about the stripper/erotic actress. For the silent film actress born Lillian St. Cyr, see Red Wing Lili St. Cyr (June 3, 1918 – January 29, 1999), was a prominent American burlesque stripper.

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1918 Birth Lili St. Cyr was born Willis Marie Van Schaack in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 3, 1918. … Read More


1955 37 Years Old While St. Cyr starred in several movies, an acting career never really materialized. In 1955, with the help of Howard Hughes, St. Cyr landed her first acting job in a major motion picture in the Son of Sinbad. … Read More
1957 39 Years Old She never had any children, but told Mike Wallace in an October 5, 1957, interview that had she wanted children she would have adopted. … Read More


1981 63 Years Old In 1981, actress Cassandra Peterson became famous for her character Elvira, who achieved her trademark cleavage wearing a Lili St. Cyr deep plunge bra.
1989 71 Years Old In 1989, one of St. Cyr's husbands, Ted Jordan, wrote a biography of Marilyn Monroe entitled Norma Jean: My Secret Life with Marilyn Monroe (New York, William Morrow and Company, 1989), in which Jordan claimed that St. Cyr and Monroe had an affair. … Read More
1999 81 Years Old St. Cyr died in Los Angeles, California, on January 29, 1999, aged 80; under her birth name, Willis Marie Van Schaack.
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