June Pinup of the Month – Zoe Scarlett
I first bumped into Ms. Zoe Scarlett while looking for a great hot rod pinup picture to use for the very first MyRideisMe.com flier ever made. Graphic artist and Photographer Dirk Behlau kindly let the tiny web start-up use his image. That black hot rod with stunning blond featured Zoe Scarlett who is now the June Pinup of the Month.
* How’d you become a pinup? Is pinup big in Switzerland?
I took my first pin-up pictures in my boyfriend’s garage on a very cold day in January. I wanted to surprise him with some cute pictures when he returned from his holiday. I never thought that this would be my future career! At the same time, Switzerland’s most famous newspaper, BLICK, advertised a contest called ‘the cutest neighbor’.
I spontaneously decided to take part in the contest and sent in the pictures I’d made for my boyfriend. Two days later, there was a huge picture of me on the cover of Switzerland’s BLICK! Well, that was the beginning of my pin-up modeling career!
* What’s your favorite pinup picture ever?
That’s a hard question, during my career as a pin up model and burlesque performer I’ve been booked for a lot of shootings, every single one has a special place in my memory. The first shooting with Dirk Behlau in Hockenheim, where I was wearing a with dress and I was in front of a red 32 pick up was great, I also appreciated my first beach shooting with Ama Lea in L.A. I also liked working with animals for my calendar. It was fascinating to work with a leopard, spider snakes, camels and others.
* Are you into cars and the pinup “culture” or is it just a job?
My passion for the 1950’s lifestyle and classic cars began at a very young age. As a child, I was taken to flea markets, car shows and races with my family. I spent a lot of my spare time at my Dad’s Speed Shop. My mom is a passionate 50’s furniture and accessory collector and my older brother lives in Florida and works as a mechanic for a Racing Team. So I was kind of born in to it.
* What’s a funny thing about you that nobody’d ever guess???
I use to be a mechanic in a drag race team for about 2 years. We traveled around Europe whit a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air the team was called Roofers Toy ;)
* What are you working on now?
As a pinup model I represent premium brands. As a example for the world-brand “Cynar” (Campari Gruppo), I started an exclusive burlesque-show called the Cynarina. With an erotic, glamorous and stirring mixture of vaudeville, show and musical I put a spell on my audience. In an oversized “Cynar-glass” I perform the art of burlesque in perfection.
You should book one of my Burlesque shows, then you can see me wherever you want!
Zoe Scarlett’s websites…
OFFICIAL PAGE: www.zoescarlett.com
Our friend Dirk Behlau: http://www.pixeleye.de/
More HOT shots of Zoe Scarlett: http://www.nietlisba.ch/nietlisba.ch/portfolio/Seiten/pinup.html
Fotostudio Haffa and more pics of Zoe: http://www.fotostudio-haffa.de/people.php