Her Friends Called Her Lisa, But Her Customers Called Her GiO

Feb 2, 2017

For nearly 20 years Lisa Suarez worked as a striptease artist on Bourbon Street and is often credited for reviving its burlesque scene in the late 80’s.

Lisa “GiO” Suarez is currently Vice President of the Fauboug Marigny Improvement Association and a counselor with a masters degree from UNO. This interview was conducted by Mark Cave for the Historic New Orleans Collection and produced for WWNO by Thomas Walsh.