TV & Film

Vegan Feather Fans - self portrait by Bettina May

"What's old is new!

The vintage look is making a comeback and Bettina May, the glamour boss, is leading the charge."

FOX's Chasing News

Promo Photos

Click on photos below for hi-res version of images below for use in promoting Bettina's shows or interviews. Please print the photographer's credit info below each photo.

Hollywood Noir - self portrait by Bettina May

Secrets In Lace Lingerie - self portrait by Bettina May

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"Canadian burlesque dancer beat scientists and athletes to win U.S. green card." UK Daily Mail


"Canada's hottest Burlesque Import" -

"Bettina May can shimmy like nobody else and she's convinced U.S. immigration authorities of it." - The Hamilton Spectator

"The world of burlesque has become even more noteworthy, thanks to iconic pin-up model Bettina May." Monday Magazine

"A red-headed Cathy Moriarty, straight out of the film “Raging Bull,” combined with a little Rita Hayworth and Isla Fisher."

- T Magazine

"Canadian Burlesque Ambassador,

Bettina May" - Torontoist

"The Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based beauty is a woman of many skills — she's a burlesque bombshell, an accomplished pin-up photographer and in-demand model" - Asbury Park Press

"Bettina May earns 'genius' green card for her unique burlesque, pin-up abilities" - NY Daily News

"One of New York's leading burlesque artists and pinup models" - Time Out NY

"Girlie dancer shimmies way to green card." - Toronto Star

"Always in demand." - Ponyboy Magazine

"Bettina May knows sexy selfies." -

"In addition to instructing her students on how to preserve hairstyles, important as that is, [Bettina] May also teaches them life lessons that can, and do, extend beyond the pin-up classroom...that the most beautiful thing about a person is their self confidence." - Greenpoint Gazette

"We watched as from behind her make up mirror Ms. May demonstrated how to properly apply each product, an abridged course in Womanhood 101." - New York Times - East Village

"Ms. May next revealed her best secrets to those luxurious "bombshell" ringlets requisite to a pin-up...One by one, she unmasked the mystery behind iconic styles like the victory roll, Betty Grable bangs and the glam-girls hairnet, or snood." - Chicago Examiner

"As if all of these shockingly great musical acts weren’t enough, Brooklyn-based modern burlesque bombshell Bettina May will perform as screen siren Rita Hayworth." - Asbury Park Press

"Body of work nets dancer a green card"
"Pin-up dances to sultry success"
Halifax Metro

Bettina May

now writes and models for Simplicity Patterns! Magazine for sale in

Jo-Ann's now!


Photographer Bettina May wearing Bernie Dexter Clothing - self portrait by Bettina May

"May...earned her Green Card on the basis of her expertise in the field of burlesque dancing and pinup modeling. Not only is she one of the first models of her ilk to be granted such a status - roughly 2,500 people of "extraordinary ability" are given Green Cards each year - the U.S. government affixed her with an uber-cool official new moniker: Alien of Extraordinary Ability." - Times Colonist


"A burlesque performer with the looks of Rita Hayworth and a ground-shaking shimmy."

- NBC News

"Playful and seductive, yet empowering and tasteful!"

Playing With Pin-Up Photography

- NBC's First Look

TV & Film

Now you can learn all Bettina's beauty secrets in her new step-by-step vintage style book! Available in print and as an e-book. 
Click here to buy it now! 

Bettina's performance featured on Christina Aguilera's official website promoting her film Burlesque with Cher!

Bettina on Victoria, BC's CHEK 6 News about her male pin-up magazine launch.