Known best as the star of the History Channel's antiques-themed reality show, American Pickers, this television personality also worked as a clothing designer and burlesque dancer.
Before becoming a reality television star, she belonged to a women's roller derby team called the Big Mouth Mickies.
She founded the Burlesque Le'Moustache performance troupe and billed herself as "Dannie Diesel" when she toured with the group.
A native of Davenport, Iowa, she was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. By her late twenties, she was married and had given birth to two children; she and her husband later divorced.
She became inspired to become a burlesque dancer after watching comedian Margaret Cho perform a burlesque act in Chicago, Illinois.