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A Las Vegas showgirl, from the Folies Bergere.
A Las Vegas showgirl, from the Folies Bergere.

A showgirl is a dancer or performer in a show, typically in (but not restricted to) Las Vegas, Nevada. Image File history File links Vegasshowgirl-foliesbergere. ... Image File history File links Vegasshowgirl-foliesbergere. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The performing arts include theater, motion pictures, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, magic and the marching arts, such as brass bands, etc. ... Nickname: The Entertainment Capital of the World; Sin City Location of Las Vegas in Nevada Coordinates: County Clark Mayor Oscar B. Goodman(D) Area    - City 131. ...

Showgirls usually follow a regimented schedule of work and exercise to keep their bodies fit and in shape for the stage performances. They also may follow a special diet to maintain muscle but not gain fat. The showgirl herself is considered a piece of art or a human sculpture designed to adorn the stage with beautiful, large costumes. Measuring body weight on a scale Dieting is the practice of eating (and drinking) in a regulated fashion to achieve a particular, short-term objective. ...

To many producers in Las Vegas, showgirls are considered no more than mannequins. A common misconception of some people who have not been to a dance show is that they think showgirls are part of the sex industry, although they are not. A theatrical producer is the person ultimately responsible for overseeing all aspects of mounting a theatrical production. ... A pair of mannequins A mannequin (alternately, manikin, mannikin, manakin, dummy, or form) is a life-size, articulated doll mainly used to display clothing. ... The sex industry is the term given to the industry formed of commercial enterprises which employ men and women in various capacities, generally relating to what is described as adult entertainment or erotica, as it comprises a number of forms of entertainment not considered suitable for children. ...

Notable women who have worked as showgirls

Joan Brown was the mother of Alan Alda and former wife of actor Robert Alda. ... Christine Keeler, the woman that shook the British government Christine Keeler (born February 22, 1942) was a British model and showgirl. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... On the cover of Playboy, August 1981 Valerie Perrine (born September 3, 1943) is an American actress. ...

Showgirls in popular culture

Winnie Lightner and Albert Gran. ... Gold Diggers of 1933 is an American musical film directed by Mervyn LeRoy with choreography by Busby Berkeley. ... Gold Diggers of 1935 was a Hollywood movie musical released on March 15, 1935. ... Showgirls is a film directed by Paul Verhoeven and released in 1995 by United Artists. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1995. ... Elizabeth Berkley (born July 28, 1972 in Farmington Hills, Michigan) is an American television, film, and stage actress. ... Vega$ (not to be confused with the current NBC primetime series Las Vegas) was a show that aired on ABC between 1978 and 1981. ... Extra may refer to: Extra (actor), an actor who has no role or purpose other than to appear in the background of a scene. ... Kylie Ann Minogue (born May 28, 1968) is a Grammy Award winning Australian singer-songwriter and occasional actress. ...

Revues which use showgirls in their productions

  • Folies Bergere (Paris, Las Vegas)
  • Moulin Rouge (Paris)
  • Jubilee (Las Vegas)
  • Splash (Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas)
  • Follies (Palm Springs, California; unique in that the chorus line is of showgirls in their 50s, 60s and 70s)

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