- Category : 1926-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (12)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Spirit 2
American burlesque dancer and stripper best known for a burlesque parody she performed as Marilyn Monroe. Evans entered show-business as a model and later chorus girl before becoming a star dancer. By the early 1950s she was a headlining burlesque star on the West Coast when approached by producer Harold Minsky with a promise of steady work in his chain of theaters if she adapted her stage persona to that of then-rising star Marilyn Monroe. At first Evans objected but soon agreed. Like other strippers of the time period (including Lili St. Cyr and Jennie Lee), Evans was extremely well known in nightclubs and was largely under-paid. Evans's Monroe-burlesque act was the dancer's gimmick. Several other dancers also parodied female stars and noted historic women. Her acts parodied Monroe's films and known aspects of Monroe's life. Evans died on 3 August 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 86.