Von Teese is known for her fascination with 1940s cinema and classic vintage style.
This began at a young age and was fostered by her mother, who would buy clothes for her daughter to dress up.
She also appeared in the music video "Up in the Air" by Thirty Seconds to Mars in 2013.
She stated in 2007, "I don't understand why women feel the need to go into acting as soon as they become famous ...
But I suppose if the part were aesthetically correct, then maybe I could consider it." In January 2011, Von Teese guest-starred in the CBS police procedural drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, in which her friend Eric Szmanda stars, in the episode "A Kiss Before Frying".