Stephanie Blake

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Stephanie Blake
Born (1954-08-21) August 21, 1954 (age 69)
Occupation(s)Film, television actress

Stephanie Blake (born August 21, 1954), also known as Cimarron,[1] is an American burlesque performer and actress. She is known for playing the role of the nurse who came to Ferris' house in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Blake was born in Texas and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She started performing burlesque at nightclubs with the help of her mother, who was also an exotic dancer. Blake then moved to Las Vegas where she continued performing while also taking acting lessons, before moving to Los Angeles to further pursue her acting career.[3] She credits her ability to land television acting work to her experience as an exotic performer.[4] Blake ran the club The Star Strip in west Hollywood, during the 1980s.[5] She was crowned Miss Exotic World in 1997 and 1998.[6][7]

Blake had a memorable role as the Singing Nurse in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.[5] She has also appeared in films such as The Sure Thing, The Mambo Kings, The Invisible Maniac, Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel, and Cake: A Wedding Story.


  1. ^ Doherty, Serena (20 August 2013). "This is How You Burlesque... Stephanie Blake". Burlexe. Retrieved 11 December 2022.
  2. ^ "INTERVIEW WITH BURLESQUE LEGEND STEPHANIE BLAKE". Hollywood and Southern California Burlesque FILM Festival. 5 September 2013.
  3. ^ Cappuccio, Jennifer (August 14, 2015). "Two-time Miss Exotic World title holder Stephanie Blake performs during the Friday Night Showcase of the Hollywood Burlesque Festival at the Mayflower Club in Los Angeles, CA". Getty Images.
  4. ^ "Interview with Burlesque Legend Stephanie Blake". September 5, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Scott, Coleen (2019). The Costumes of Burlesque: 1866-2018. Routledge. p. 5. ISBN 9781351713801.
  6. ^ Regehr, Kaitlyn (2017). The League of Exotic Dancers: Legends from American Burlesque. Oxford University Press. p. 82. ISBN 9780190457563.
  7. ^ "Senior citizen strippers: Burlesque beauties decked out and working it for the camera". Dangerous Minds. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2022.

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