Christine Ayres was a popular burlesque star and stage actress.
She was born Christina Theresa Sienkiewicz in 1920 in Detroit, Michigan. Her father was a farmer. At the age of four she was stricken with polio and was unable to walk for several years. When she was a teenager Christine started her career as a burlesque dancer. She used the stage name Charmaine. With measurements of 36-26-36 she quickly became one of the most popular strippers in the country. Christine was called "The Body Beautiful". She appeared on the cover of Laff magazine and The National Police Gazette. In 1942 producer J.J. Shubert cast her in the musical Cocktails - Five To Seven. Then she became a featured dancer in the 1943 production of The Ziegfeld Follies with Milton Berle.
Christine often posed nude