Whenever she danced, Lilly Christine was able to
enchant and entice audiences with her agile and lithe movements--all of
which helped her the nickname "the Cat Girl." She did her "stalking cat"
act first on stages in New Orleans and then pounced her way to Broadway.
From the late 40's to the early 60's, Christine
was one of the great burlesque headliners. It all goes to prove that a
great gimmick can go a long way.
Christine also cut a dramatic
figure as a pin-up cover girl (some of which are included in the gallery).
She knew how to pose and knew how to make a pin-up shot jump off the page.
had all the traits that made her a classic blonde bombshell with the added
touches that surrounded her with an exotic, athletic, and almost dangerous