This is a picture of Laverie Vallee - stage name Charmion - who had a disrobing trapeze act turn of the century.
She would appear on a trapeze in full victorian dress and strip down to her underwear while performing impressive stunts (my favorite is when she spins upside down and loses her skirt in one movement).
She performed to mostly male audiences but if I was around I would have been in the front row with my great great aunt Dr. Cort and my great great grandmother (her sister) Willa Cort. It would have been the ultimate girl's night out.
Thomas Edison was a huge fan and in 1901 had Charmion perform in one of his early films. And you know I found the link. I love her body and I love her moxy: