Dita Von Teese was born as Heather Renée Sweet on 28 September 1972, to American parents: mother, Keen Sweet, and father, Boonie Lindsey, as the second child among three daughters. She was born and raised in Rochester, Michigan, United States.
Talking about her nationality, she is an American and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity. She was trained as a classical ballet dancer right from her childhood. Her family later moved to Orange County, California where she attended University High School.
Teese was featured in the 2002 Playboy cover, which was her breakthrough. She appeared on a number of fetish magazine covers, including Bizarre, and Marquis. The German metal band Atrocity chose her as the cover model for their 2008 album, Werk 80 II. She is best known for her burlesque routines and is considered as the "Queen of Burlesque." Her feather's fan dance featured in the world's largest feather fans, now on display in "Hollywood's Museum of Sex."
Teese performed at the adult entertainment event Erotica 07 in London alongside Italian rock band Belladonna in 2007. Her first book was published in 2006 by HarperCollins, it was named Burlesque and the Art of the Teese in collaboration with Bronwyn Garrity.
Von Teese has performed in adult and mainstream films, she has also appeared in adult movies, such as Romancing Sara, Matter of Trust, and also in two Andrew Blake hard-core fetish films, Pin Ups 2 and Decadence.
Talking about her personal life and affairs, she was formerly married to the American singer, songwriter, musician, composer, actor, painter, author and former music journalist, Marilyn Manson.The couple started dating in 1997, for seven long years before getting married on November 28, 2005. After living two years as a husband and wife, the couple decided to live a separate life and had a divorce in 2007. The couple doesn't have any kid.
As of 2017, the 45-year-old American model, Dita Von Teese has an estimated net worth of $2 million, including her properties and earnings. She has earned a massive amount of money through her career as a model and actress. Her house is dedicated to early 20th-century décor, including a complete pink kitchen with vintage appliances.