When roaming around the world with your Strip Strip Hooray show, do you find the audiences to be quite different from one continent to another?
This year, I’ve been to China a lot where strip tease is not allowed, whereas the audience is extremely warm and attentive. It has opened a new door for me…being faced with 3000 to 4000 spectators creates an emotion very different from that of the Crazy Horse where the room is more like a little jewelry box. Here, I have the feeling that the spectators can read my thoughts…we are filled with intimacy!
Give us some advice on how to succeed a strip tease…
You have to be sincere with yourself, natural, and please yourself in order to please others. If you think about what makes you happy with a good dose of humor and a feel good attitude, the effect of a wink becomes multiple.
What do you think about the impact of social networks or photos instantaneously streaming out all over the place?
On the one hand I take advantage of this to market my collection of lingerie (glamuse.com) with 3 million followers on Facebook, a million on Instagram, and 2.2 million subscribers on Twitter. But if I spend a pleasant evening with Isabelle Adjani or Prince, I do not have a desire to share photos of this. When I’m asked I say “yes, go ahead and take a photo, but that’s all that you will get!” I appreciate that they are not allowed at Crazy Horse. This adds to the intense magic of the moment.
Do you get stage fright?
I get more of a healthy nervous energy, that I’m able to channel by isolating myself. I do my hair and my makeup by myself while drinking a glass of champagne. But for the four hours preceding the show, I have to always be right! Running into someone with negative intentions alters one’s self-confidence.
What can we wish for the most famous queen of burlesque strip tease for 2016?
Satisfy the audience at the Crazy Horse! Then go on tour around Europe with Strip Strip Hooray and my spectacular Martini Glass number. Expand my collection of vibrant colored lingerie: blue, mauve, peach. And seduce the French public with my new book Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour…