'I feel wicked,' the 'burlesque dancer by night' says with a giggle when she's in her schoolteacher persona.
Dita Von Teese had unveiled that CBS executives banned her "offensive cleavage" on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" but they certainly don't mind bare legs and the act of pulling one's pantie down. In the preview of the January 20 episode, Von Teese guest stars as a schoolteacher moonlighting as burlesque dancer.
In "A Kiss Before Frying", the CSIs link a body with severe burn marks to possible execution by electric chair - and to a legendary Vegas murder. Meanwhile, Greg asks out Ellen Whitebridge, a pretty schoolteacher and forensics enthusiast who has been touring the crime lab.
Greg and Ellen meet after she, a forensics enthusiast, takes a tour of Greg's laboratory. Like Catherine said in the preview, there seems to be more than meets the eye to Ellen. Dita revealed she also has two other roles in the crime drama, one is Ellen's alter ego Rita Von Squeeze and the other her murdered French grandmother, singer Agnes La Plouffe. Dita told TV Guide, "This was a much bigger role than I originally thought."
Eric Szmanda himself is getting the spotlight he seldom had. "I'm excited fans will finally delve into Greg's mysterious private world," he said about his character. "This is by far the biggest episode I've ever had."