Ricki Covette 1925 – 2016

Another burlesque legend has left us. Irene Siewert Jewell, who performed as Ricki Covette from the 1950s to the ’70s, passed away last Friday just short of her 91st birthday. She was known as the Glamazon, “the world’s tallest burlesque dancer,” and at 6’8″ she was undoubtedly that! We thank her for the years of beauty and glamour, and we wish her peaceful rest.