Arielle Dombasle

Unforgettable Muse

After having collaborated with Dita Von Teese, the Crazy Horse called upon the considerable talents of Arielle Dombasle, who performed four of her songs from her album “C’est si bon”. 17 performances were given during Saint Valentine’s week in 2007.

Arielle Dombasle, muse to the greatest directors and gay icon, is also, since receiving popular acclaim for her “Amor Amor” album, an internationally recognized singer. Chic and glamour incarnate, this independent and astounding woman, flies in the face of convention with graceful gusto.

Arielle Dombasle, muse to the greatest directors

Sparkling diamond in a jewel box

It was a matter of course that the Crazy Horse, priding itself to be a collector of beautiful jewels, women in all their magnificence, diversity and charm, would call upon sensual and beautiful Arielle Dombasle, a sparkling diamond, to perform on its legendary stage.

Either alone or accompanied by the famous Crazy Horse dancers, Arielle appeared in acts specially prepared and choreographed for her by Molly Molly, stylized by Vincent Darré and photographed by Ali Mahdavi.

Working together with the greatest directors

Shining temple of elegance and creation, Crazy Horse Paris, since its inception in 1951 by the avant-garde artist Alain Bernardin, welcomes exceptional women on its stage for select and exclusive performances. Franco-American actress, singer, director and screenwriter, Arielle Dombasle is a major figure in the French cultural landscape.

She first became known through her work with Eric Rohmer, acting in Perceval le Gallois and Pauline à la plage, and then appearing in more mainstream movies, such as Un Indien dans la ville and Astérix et Obélix contre César.

She’s also worked with illustrious moviemakers Roman Polanski (Tess), Philippe de Broca (Amazone), Alain Robbe-Grillet (La Belle Captive), Jean-Pierre Mocky (Crédit pour tous), Raoul Ruiz (Les Âmes fortes) and Werner Schroeter(Deux).


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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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