Starlette O’Ara

Nationality: French

Hair: brown

Eyes: brown

Astrological sign: Aquarius


How did you get your stage-name?

I got my name from the heroine in “Gone With The Wind”, Scarlett O’Hara, her cold beauty, but also her great sensitivity.


What is your fondest memory at the Crazy Horse thus far?

I am extremely lucky to be able to travel with the Crazy Horse.


How do you get motivated when you get up every day?

My slice of bread with Nutella on it! (Laughs)


What’s your best beauty and/or fitness tip?

I live in the mountains, so, for me, sports and nature rhyme with good health !

  • Dancer Starlette O'Ara portrait at the famous Crazy Horse Paris
  • Starlette O'Ara in the backstage of the mythical Crazy Horse Paris

Starlette O'Ara

A good warmup and stretching session


Who is the woman that inspires you most?

No woman in particular inspires me. Rather, it’s the people I interact with on a daily basis, be they man or woman, rebellious or disciplined, famous or not. I also really admire my two older brothers. It’s all these differences that inspire me.


What is “Crazy” and what is “not Crazy” for you?

Being feminine and natural are Crazy. Vulgarity isn’t.


What is your favorite act in the show?

“Chain Gang” and “Laser” are my favorite numbers.


How do you become a Crazy Horse dancer?

I don’t even know how! (Laughs)


How do you prepare before getting on stage? Are there any rituals you go through?

I need to do a good warmup and stretching session before I get on stage. I always send a little text message to my boyfriend before the show starts.


In only three words, how would you define a Crazy Girl?

A funny, mysterious, and provocative woman.


  • Deux danseuses du Crazy Horse ont été les modèles pour David Lynch pour son projet « Fetish », en collaboration avec Christian Louboutin.

  • Chaque danseuse est baptisée d’un nom de scène lors de son entrée au Crazy Horse.

  • Internationally acclaimed corsetiere Poupie Cadolle, whose grandmother invented the bra, designed the corsets for « Red Shoes ».

  • Poupie Cadolle a crée les corsets de « Red Shoes ».

  • Hilton McConnico a crée la première affiche du spectacle “Désirs” en 2009.

  • Inauguré le 21 septembre 2009, le show “Désirs” est signé Philippe Decouflé et Ali Mahdavi.

  • At least six pairs of shoes are tailor made for each dancer.

  • 300 “Crazy Red” lipsticks are used each year by Crazy Horse Paris’ dancers.

  • Two Crazy Girls modelled for David Lynch’s “Fetish” photo series

  • La 1ère Guest Star dans l’histoire du Crazy Horse est Dita Von Teese en octobre 2006.

  • More than 30 dancers currently work with Crazy Horse Paris.

  • Le nom du cabaret parisien est en hommage au chef Sioux Crazy Horse.

  • Chaque année, les danseuses du Crazy Horse utilisent 250 paires de bas, 500 litres de maquillage et 300 tubes de rouge « Crazy ».

  • Fifi Chachnil signe la tenue de la PDGère dans « Crisis ! What Crisis ? »

  • Crazy Horse Paris was founded by Alain Bernardin in 1951 and has been an illustrious cabaret ever since.

  • Christian Louboutin a dessiné les souliers d’une majorité de tableaux dont « Teasing », « Rougir de Désir » et « Upside Down ».

  • All dancers are classically trained. It takes three to five month of hard work to transform a classical dancer into a Crazy Girl.

  • The cabaret is considered a national monument in France. It is a cultural phenomenon and part of the national heritage.

  • Celebrity shoe creator Christian Louboutin designed the red-soled shoes for many acts including “Teasing”, “Rougir de Désirs” and “Upside Down”.

  • La voix féminine sur la bande son du numéro “Spoutnik” appartient à la danseuse Fiamma Rosa.