Sassy Lassy

The “Sassy Lassy” award for significant impact in the promotion and perpetuation of burlesque.

From its earliest days as the “Exotique [sic] Dancers League of North America,” founded by Jennie Lee in 1957, the Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHoF) has encouraged and honored outstanding contributions by its membership with special recognition and awards.

The Sassy Lassy Awards were launched in 2011 in special recognition of those who have had a significant impact in the promotion and perpetuation of burlesque. The award name is a nod to the nightclub where Jennie Lee held several of the early EDL Reunions and her private collection of burlesque ephemera was first displayed for the general public.

2019
● Simone de la Getto

2018
● Indigo Blue

2017
● Ophelia Flame

2016
● Ursulina
● Fisherman

2015
● Otter & Bonnie Dunn of Blue Angel
● Bambi the Mermaid & Dick Zigun of Burlesque On The Beach
● Burlesque Pioneer & Scream Queen, Madison Stone

2014
● Torchy Taboo
● Grant Philipo
● Vivienne VaVoom

2013
● Katy K
● Catherine D’Lish
● Scott Ewalt

2012
● Dita Von Teese
● Don Spiro
● Jo “Boobs” Weldon

2011
● Billie Madley
● Tease-O-Rama (Baby Doe von Stroheim, Alison Fensterstock, Debbie Mink and Alan Parowski)
● Michelle Carr