Anna Fur Laxis

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Anna Fur Laxis at Leeds Light Night in 2008

Anna Fur Laxis is an English pin-up model and burlesque dancer, particularly noteworthy for her extensive tattoos and her introduction of axe-throwing and other unusual skills into her work.[1] Her performances include residencies at Jeepers Peepers Burlesque (York, UK) and Wet Spot (Leeds, UK), and have been acclaimed around the world. She also makes frequent appearances in print both as a model and as a celebrity, having appeared many times in 21st Century Pin-Ups magazine, Skin Deep magazine and Bizarre magazine.

She studied radiography at university,[2] and in 2005 chose the name Anna Fur Laxis, a pun on anaphylaxis,[3] for modelling, continuing to use it for burlesque dancing.[4] She made her debut as a burlesque dancer in the Ruby Review in Leeds.[2] Her tattoo on her left arm covers third-degree burns from an accident at a young age.[5]

Awards[edit]

In the Knife, Axe, Tomahawk Throwing Association UK Tournament, 2010, she finished second to Rich Sunderland in the 1 spin knife category, and joint second with Chris Bilton and Rose Bilton to Rich Sunderland in the 2 spin knife category.[6]

She was first runner up to the winner, Miss Indigo Blue, in the Miss Exotic World Pageant 2011 at the Burlesque Hall of Fame.[7][8]

Acts[edit]

Her acts include:

Act Description
Viva Bettie A tribute to Bettie Page
Next A feather fan dance
Memory of a Goldfish She portrays a goldfish with glamorous ambitions
Cheesecake Cheesequake A dance focused on the classic quiver and shimmy
Everything Stops for Tease A fetishistic tea party performance
Castaway A desert island survival story
Behind Enemy Lines A wartime tale of evading capture
French Kiss A tribute to European style and romance
Domestic Bliss Anna shows her housewifery skills
Rudolph Clocks Off A Christmas story about the after-hours activities of Santa's reindeer
Laxis of Evil An axe-throwing, balloon-popping piece of circus-style entertainment

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anna Fur Laxis". The Martini Lounge. February 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Donajgrodzki, Elli (1 September 2009). "Anna Fur Laxis". Interview. Leeds Guide. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Roche, Björn (8 April 2009). "Anna Fur Laxis: A Little Slice of Americana in UK Burlesque - Interview With One of England's Coolest Burlesque Dancers". Chicktellectual. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Rosa, Sofire (29 September 2010). "Interview with Anna Fur Laxis!!". Debased. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Anna Fur Laxis Interview". Quirky Boutique. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "2010 KATTA Tournament". News. UK Knife, Axe & Tomahawk Throwing Association. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Johnson, Holli-Mae (August 2011). "Winners Interviews: Anna Fur Laxis, 1st Runner Up". Burlesque Hall of Fame. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Devotchka, Divertida (31 January 2012). "Anna Fur Laxis". Interview. Pin Curl. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 

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