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Life of a muse: What is it like to inspire art for a living?

Throughout history mesmerizing women known as muses bewitched artists and inspired them to create works of great beauty. CNN spoke to some of the world's most famous modern-day muses and artists to find out what it takes to ignite the spark of creativity. <!-- -->
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</br>Hailed as the queen of burlesque, Dita Von Teese has topped best dressed lists all over the world and performed at exclusive events for high-end fashion brands. Her look, which references the golden age of Hollywood, has inspired designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Louboutin. Apart from being a muse, the statuesque beauty also creates lingerie and fragrance of her own. <!-- -->
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</br>Dita says: " It's really clear to me that anyone who ever placed me in the position of a muse did so because they appreciated that I always stayed true to my own personal style."<!-- -->
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</br><i>Interviews by </i><i><a href='https://twitter.com/' target='_blank'>Milena Veselinovic</a></i>

Throughout history mesmerizing women known as muses bewitched artists and inspired them to create works of great beauty. CNN spoke to some of the world's most famous modern-day muses and artists to find out what it takes to ignite the spark of creativity.

Hailed as the queen of burlesque, Dita Von Teese has topped best dressed lists all over the world and performed at exclusive events for high-end fashion brands. Her look, which references the golden age of Hollywood, has inspired designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Louboutin. Apart from being a muse, the statuesque beauty also creates lingerie and fragrance of her own.

Dita says: " It's really clear to me that anyone who ever placed me in the position of a muse did so because they appreciated that I always stayed true to my own personal style."

Interviews by Milena Veselinovic