A Rogues Gallery Of Roxies (Or Are They Velmas?)

christie brinkley

I’d think the choreography alone would scare the pants off all but the hardiest stage stars…well, the dark stockings in this case. But evidently a lot of actresses – and even non-actresses – are eager to slip into a flimsy flapper dress on Broadway and in Chicago road show tours, with just a few of those jazz-baby bad girlz shown here (Christie Brinkley above):

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Brooke Shields

Emma Bart

Emma Bart

jennifer nettles

Jennifer Nettles

marilu henner

Marilu Henner

rita wilson

Rita Wilson

lisa rinna

Lisa Rinner

paige davis

Paige Davis

Rumer Willis

Rumer Willis

The Noir Chanteuse: Ute Lemper

Ute Lemper

Broadway actress and recording star, or is she really a cabaret chanteuse at heart? German singer (and so much more) Ute Lemper just seems to have a way of evoking a decadent Weimar era German basement nightclub when she’s singing or merely posing for a photo. Maybe it’s her association with roles like Lola in The Blue Angel, Velma Kelly in Chicago (publicity photo in that role below) or Sally Bowles in Cabaret. Then there’s that whole Kurt Weill songbook thing.

Ute Lemper: The Noir Chanteuse.

ute lemper as velma kelly 1998

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