Although she lives a continent away in northern Germany, Velma stands for old Hollywood glamour at its finest. It’s her desire to keep the spirit of a time gone by alive. About classic pinup art from the ’30s to ’50s, she says, “There is something in the posed innocence that is so great. The colors, the stockings, the makeup, the hair—there’s nothing around like it now.” Velma also studied music, dance and drama professionally for several years and draws inspiration from old films and musicals of the 1920s to early 1950s. She has appeared in numerous stage productions and enjoys performing jazz standards and cabaret tunes. One of her biggest wishes is to perform her own vaudeville act in the U.S. someday, helping to revive an almost lost treasure of American theatre and entertainment history.