Leslie Zemeckis is a best-selling author, actress, writer and award-winning documentarian. Leslie’s critically acclaimed films include Behind the Burly Q, the true story of old-time burlesque in America which ran on Showtime. The film was championed by such publications as USA Today and The New Yorker reveals the never-before told stories of the men and women who worked in burlesque during its Golden Age; Bound by Flesh about Siamese twin superstars Daisy and Violet Hilton which debuted at number 5 on Netflix, and Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer chronicling the extraordinary story of the world’s first female tiger trainer, Mabel Stark, in the early part of the 20th century.
She the author of three best-sellers,Behind the Burly Q, the definitive oral history of burlesque,Goddess of Love Incarnate; the Life of Stripteuse Lili St. Cyr and Feuding Fan Dancers,about Sally Rand, Faith Bacon and the golden age of the showgirl. She is currently working on her fourth book.
As an actress she has worked in films alongside Tom Hanks, Steve Carell, and Jim Carrey. She currently co-stars in the film From Zero to I Love You opposite Richard Lawson.
Zemeckis continues to specialize in women in American pop culture from the early part of the 20th century Zemeckis is a frequent contributor to Huffington Post, Medium, Talkhouse and has written for W Magazine and Stork Magazine. She has presented her work and spoken at panels and Universities including Santa Barbara City College, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, The Chicago Club,Chicago History Museum, MoMa, Burlesque Hall of Fame, Burly Con.www.lesliezemeckis.com