Peek Inside the Estate of 60s Burlesque Performer and Popular Skincare Products Founder

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Former burlesque performer Gerri Weise

When you spot a striking portrait like this one among an estate sale listing, you get the hunch this home belonged to someone grand. The estate sale taking place this weekend at 3628 Sable Ridge Drive is of the late Gerri Weise, founder of a popular skincare line, Hollywood beautician, and former burlesque performer. 

As a young woman, she won a Sophia Loren lookalike contest and caught the eye of model and talent agents. By 25, she was headlining the Town Hall theater in New York City and spent several decades performing in New York, Chicago, Hawaii, and Vietnam. Weise, whose stage name was Alexandra the Great 48, was inducted into the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.

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Mrs. Weise launched the eponymous Gerri Weise Facial Exchange skincare products. Before she created the anti-aging regimen featured in Dallas magazines, she worked as a beautician at Universal Studios in the early 80s.

“The homeowner had an artistic eye and nothing about her choices were mundane,” Sally and Kathy of the Estate Sale Specialists write of the sale that continues today and Saturday. “Her use of red as an accent color is a knockout.”

Complete listing includes:


Framed Art by Jennifer Holluck “Garden Botanical” 1995, Framed Art by Susan Harteuhoff — 60×60 Oil On Canvas “Horses”, Framed Chinese Print, Asian Screen


2 Sherrill Sofas, Leather Recliner, Upholstered Chairs, 2 Upholstered Chaise Lounges, 2 Large Rattan Chairs with Cushions, 19th Century European Armoire, 2 Entertainment Armoires (Light & Dark Wood), Round Glass Top Table with Metal Base (48″), 4 Upholstered Chairs (used with table), English Burl Wood Bookcase with Mirrored Front, Sofa Table


Table and Floor Lamps including Parrot figural lamps, Decorative Pillows, Antique Fireplace Screen, Brass Andirons, Rugs (Chinese, Indian, and Tibetan), Wooden Statue of Buddha, Large Beveled Mirrors (Silver & Gold), Beddings & Throws, Bathroom Linens & Accessories

Kitchen and Crystal

Lots of Books including Cook Books, Lalique Crystal, Variety of Glassware – Heisey, Cambridge and other, Pottery, Art Glass, Kitchen Utensils, Cookware, Appliances

Women’s Clothing

Designer Clothing (size L), Blouses, Slacks, Jeans, Jackets
Fox Jacket by Szor Diener
Dennis Basso “Fur” Coat … Size M
Shoes … Size 8.5
Scarves, Belts, Handbags
Costume Jewelry

If You Go

Address: 3628 Sable Ridge Drive, Dallas

Sale Dates:
Friday, Feb. 28 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday, Feb. 29 10 am to 5 pm

Sale is cash only.
Presented by Sally and Kathy of Estate Sale Specialists.

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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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