The bewitching Anna Fur Laxis and her magic strip.
Ever since video started surfacing from this year’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Tournament of Tease, I’ve been obsessing on this bewitching and humorous performance by Anna Fur Laxis (Yorkshire, UK), a self-proclaimed showgirl, knife-thrower, and magician. Anna was First Runner-Up for Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2011, right up there with our very own Lily Verlaine and Miss Indigo Blue.
How she dragged this ridiculously huge prop to the US is as much of a mystery as her mastery of the sexy quick-change strip. I admire the way she really takes her time with this number, luxuriously playing into the music- and I’m deeply in awe of the “magic hands”. Check it out:
Anna’s website features some beautiful vintage-inspired pinup shots, as well as this quote from Dirty Martini which neatly summarizes Anna’s charms:
Anna Fur Laxis has the absolute best take on the current Bettie Page mania. In a time where every rock-a-billy chick is sporting the Bettie pinup look, Anna takes it to a new level with a witty twist and a totally charming and accomplished stage persona. And she’s so pretty!