Veronica Varlow

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Veronica Varlow
Veronica Varlow
Veronica Varlow
Born Tara Lee Heffner
Nationality American
Known for Burlesque, acting, modeling
Awards Revolver: Best Trailer, No Movie

Veronica Varlow is a burlesque dancer, pin-up model, actress,[1] producer, and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York.[2][3] She is the owner of the internet boutique Danger Dame, which specializes in clothing inspired by burlesque, cabaret, the 1940s and 1950s.[4]


Varlow started to follow her dreams after being attacked in the face by a rottweiler in December 2003. While in eight hours of surgery, she sadly realized that the only reason she was not following her true dreams was because she was afraid of what other people would think. Determined to live her dreams no matter what, she left her cubicle life behind and started performing worldwide.[5]

Varlow has performed internationally as one of Emilie Autumn's Bloody Crumpets as "The Naughty Veronica" since 2007.[6] Varlow has performed for events held by designer Marc Jacobs, supermodel Heidi Klum, The Whitney Museum and for NYT Best-Selling Vampire Novelist, Melissa de la Cruz.[5] The Gothamist said of her, "Veronica Varlow courts danger, or, at the very least, projects an image of a siren so alluring you simply can't resist her, even when you know you're headed straight for hell (or jail)." She was also called "A modern-day Marlene Dietrich" by The Times.[2] She was recently named one of the 12 "Hottest Ladies of Burlesque" alongside such icons as Bettie Page, Lili St. Cyr, and Sherry Britton.[7]

Film and TV appearances[edit]

Varlow's most prominent work, according to herself "the very reason [she's] alive"[1] is the still unreleased film Revolver, whose trailer won a Golden Trailer Award in 2005.[8][9]

In the fall of 2008, Varlow participated as a coach for Andrea Martin in MTV's Emmy-winning show, MADE. She appeared in the 2009 film Exposed[10] and in the 2010 short documentary Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School by Peter Bolte.[11]

Varlow also appeared in Zina Brown's short film, The Hidden Sister, featuring Ali Luminescent and Sera Solstice, with music by Kai Altair.


  1. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  2. ^ a b Kramer, Rachel (2006-03-14). "Veronica Varlow, Boutique Owner, Model, Actress". Gothamist. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  3. ^ Katie (2009-11-30). "Old Hollywood Glamour: Veronica Varlow". Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ a b ""V" is for Veronica Varlow". The Quest for "it". 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  6. ^ "Welcome To The Asylum :: The Official Site Of Emilie Autumn". 2007-11-06. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  7. ^ "Weird News: Bizarre, quirky and silly stories from around the world". Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  8. ^ "Golden Trailer Awards". 2004-05-25. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  9. ^ [3][dead link]
  10. ^ "Exposed". Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  11. ^ "Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School". Retrieved 2013-11-15. 

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