Burlesque star and stripper who said, "They don't make 'em too big for this business." Her career lasted six decades.
She worked as a chorus girl after moving to Hollywood when she was 20.
She became one of the greatest burlesque stars of all time in the 1950s and 1960s, ranking in popularity with other legends such as Blaze Starr, Sally Rand, and Lili St. Cyr.
She had one daughter, although she was married four times. She was romantic with Mickey Cohen and Elvis Presley, the only woman to conquer both men.
She married Herb Jeffries, who was Duke Ellington's singer and the first black cowboy star.