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Sauda Namir is a multifaceted artist with a penchant for titillation. She's a burlesque performer, pin-up model, and actress... among other things!

Chicago's Charismatic Chameleon! Since making her solo burlesque debut, Sauda has been seen with Hot & Heavy Burlesque, Kiss Kiss Cabaret, Belmont Burlesque Revue, Glitter Guild, Vaudezilla, Festival of Flesh, 1901 Gallery Theatre, Dane 101 (of Madison, WI), Girlie-Q, Prissy B!tch Productions, Varietease, and formerly co-produced High Voltage Burlesque. Festival credits include Windy City Burlesque Festival and Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Fest. She is currently with Bim Bam Boom burlesque, as well as a shimmy-for-hire performer based in Chicago, IL. For all booking inquiries, please contact

As a model, Sauda has been featured in such notable publications as Gothic Noir, GodsGirls, and Zivity. Taking her love of collaboration with photographers to the next level, she's a creator of artistic pin-up and sensual erotica on Patreon. Members-only access to photosets, video clips, and other exclusive rewards await you. Under her surname, Namir, she specializes in fetish content on APclips. À la carte videos and photosets are readily available, as well as custom built-to-order requests. Her likeness has been captured by the Grotesque Burlesque Figure Modeling Club and exhibited in galleries across Chicago. For teasers and links to individual works, please visit the modeling pages.

As an actress, Sauda is featured on the horror host program World of the Weird Monster Show. Undead Johnny and crew make the occasional public appearance at area conventions. She had the pleasure of representing the Monster Show at the Chicago Horror Film Festival, Flashback Weekend, Cyphan, and Days of the Dead. She had her first foray into feature films portraying "The Muse" in Hunter Adams' mystery thriller Dig Two Graves. Cast alongside such notable actors as Ted Levine and Troy Ruptash, working on this film was a joy from start to finish. Under the direction of Patrick J. Bresnahan and RedLeg Films, Sauda played herself in the short film Spoons.

Dabbling in writing, Sauda has contributed to LadyBox Ellx Blog, The Imperial Youth Review, and Dirge Magazine. From personal essays to revealing interviews, she tells stories in pursuit of passions. Alongside the Bizarro Writers Association, she's represented indie presses at Printer's Row Lit Fest in Chicago since 2015. Bizarro Con in Portland, Oregon is a yearly retreat where Sauda has the honor of co-hosting the Ultimate Bizarro Showdown with author and partner, Michael Allen Rose. An avid supporter of the Bizarro literature scene, Sauda is the editor-in-chief of Bizarro Central. She also hosts the reading series Bizarro Bedtime: A Salacious Selection of Smut.

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