Oh L’amour! Spicing up the ’40s

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Despite war raging across the globe, the ’40s conjure up images of romance, intrigue and danger – the perfect rôle for a femme fatale. And who better to personify that than our own Spicy L’amour. Her name alone suggests passion, heat and drama. Pull up a chair and get to know Spicy a little better.

1. What is your favorite thing about the 1940s?

Perhaps it is uncanny that I got to represent the 40s as I just turned 40 in December. 1942 is significant to me, for no other sentimental reason than the year my father was born. And Harrison Ford. Who doesn’t love Han Solo?

2. If you could have drinks/dinner with any person from that era, real or fictional, who would it be and why?

Edith Piaf. Her signature song La Vie En Rose was a song I learned in French class, and I sing it to my daughter Artemis (aka Baby Spice) to lull her to sleep. Even though Edith herself led a life full of tragedy and loss, I think she would delight in the fact that her songs have everlasting and international appeal. And we would knock back a shitload of amazing French wine while talking about men and swapping dating horror stories. Like her, I can say, je ne regrette rien!

3. Is there anyone from today you think embodies the idea of the ’40s?

One person from the era who showed some serious girl power was Eleanor Roosevelt, so I guess I would pick Michelle Obama as an example of that. And Michelle herself has said that Eleanor was one of her inspirations, especially her idea to have a Victory Garden in every household during the war.

Come see Spicy sizzle on April 22 for Decadent: 100 Years of Burlesque. She joins a fabulous lineup of sultry stunners who will take you on a whirlwind tour through time. Tickets are on sale now!


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