Olga Breeskin

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Olga Breeskin[1] (born Olga Breeskin Torres on September 22, 1951) is a Mexican violinist, dancer, actress and vedette. She is the daughter of Russian violinist and conductor Elias Breeskin.

Early life[edit]

Olga Breeskin was born in Mexico City. She and her brother as children learned to play the violin from their father. When Breeskin was 13 years old; she and her brother were forced to support the family and began to play their violins for tips in restaurants.[citation needed] Breeskin later confessed that she kept some of the tip money for herself by hiding it in her shoe. Later, Ernesto Valz, the owner of a Mexico City night-club chain, discovered Breeskin playing her violin for tips during lunch. Recognizing her talent and her natural beauty, he hired her to perform in many of his nightclubs and created a nightclub act for her.

Nightclubs[edit]

Breeskin rose to fame in the 1970s for her nightclub act, where she danced and shimmied in French-cut leotards while playing the violin. She became the headliner in the nightclub, located in the penthouse of the Hotel Continental. (It was previously known as the Hilton Hotel … Mexican President Miguel Alemán Valdés during his presidency had an argument with Conrad Hilton, as a result, Alemán confiscated the Hotel for his personal investment.[2] the hotel was completely destroyed in the 1985 Mexico City earthquake[3]). Her Hotel Continental nightclub act was based on a Las Vegas-style show that had numerous back-up dancers and a full show band to accompany Breeskin. The opening song for her show was "Todos Queremos Ver A Olga" (Everyone Wants to See Olga). Televisa, which was owned at the time by Miguel Alemán, Jr., developed a 30-second TV commercial, where Olga wore a French-cut leotard with dangly sequined ribbon strips that flew away from her body as she spun around, she stopped, put her hand on her hip and with the other hand motioned "to come here." It was a lusty commercial for conservative Mexico. But Mexico was hypnotized with Breeskin's charms. For years, every night her performances were sold out. Nightclubs led to films. Her most recognizable movie was “Nora La Rebelde”. She was considered for many years the number one female entertainer in Mexico.[citation needed] Many tried to imitate Breeskin such as Thelma Tixou, Wanda Seux, and Lila Deneken. The Mexican press called her "La número uno" (The Number One).[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

When she married a New York dancer, Joey Doucette, the Mexican press asked her why she married an Americano instead of Mexican. Her reply was, "A Mexican husband would never allow me to wear a postage-stamp size costume."[4] Joey and Breeskin had one child, Alan. Later Breeskin opened a clinic for research and care for asthmatic children in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2007 she became a born again Christian and has been sharing her testimony at Christian services since. In April 20 and 21, 2012 she is scheduled to be part of an evangelical fundamentalist event in North Carolina led by a minister named Adrian Amado.

Currently[edit]

Breeskin presently lives and works in Las Vegas, NV. She has a popular radio show and occasionally performs her nightclub act. In September 5,2014 Breeskin performed for the Alonzo De Leon Middle School orchestra class. Honors students were delighted by her, including Honors viola player Matthew Lennon Romo.



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References[edit]

  1. ^ Olgabreeskin.net, 2011, webpage
  2. ^ See: Conrad Hilton's Autobiography Be My Guest
  3. ^ The Excelsior Newspaper, Mexico City, Front page, September 21, 1985
  4. ^ Television interview with Olga Breeskin, Televisa.
  5. ^ http://www.univision.com/content/content.jhtml;jsessionid=B21FO03XVLE0GCWIAA4CFFIKZAAD0IWC?chid=5&schid=9993&secid=11348&cid=1902196&pagenum=3

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