• Born in Poland in 1937 and adopted the stage pseudonym Chesty Morgan
• Estimated net worth of over $3 million
• Orphaned at a young age and found her home in a kibbutz in Ein Gev
• Gained fame as an exotic dancer and starred in two films
• Married twice and tragically lost her husband and daughter in car accidents
Who is Chesty Morgan?
Liliana Waj was born on 15 October 1937, in Poland, and under her stage pseudonym of Chesty Morgan, is a retired exotic dancer, best known for being recorded as possessing the largest bust measurement for a film star at 73 inches. She starred in two films directed by Doris Wishman.
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The Riches of Chesty Morgan
How rich is Chesty Morgan? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $3 million, mostly earned through success as an exotic dancer, plus a significant amount from the films she worked on. As she has now retired, it is unlikely that her wealth will become much larger.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Chesty grew up near Warsaw, Poland and is of Jewish descent. She had a tragic childhood, with her parents getting killed by the Nazis during the Invasion of Poland. She was sent to Israel and lived in several orphanages before settling in a kibbutz, which is a collective community in Israel, actually in Ein Gev on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee with a population of around 600 people. The area operates as a fish restaurant and holiday resort, with nearby dairy farms as well as banana plantation. The place is also known for the annual Ein Gen Music Festival, and has a 2,500 seat concert hall to accommodate it.
In the 1970s, she began her career as a stripper under the name Zsa Zsa. As her career progressed, one of the nightclub owners she was working for suggested that she change her stage name to Chesty Morgan. Unlike other strippers, she never stripped below the waist and always did it in traditional burlesque fashion.
Popularity and Film Work
Morgan valued the tease as much as the strip, and was occasionally arrested during her career. Many attribute it to her allegedly letting men near the stage to touch the tops of her breasts to verify if they were real – her 73 inch bust was not augmented with implants unlike many modern adult entertainment stars, and she was featured in an edition of “Guinness Movie Facts & Feats”. Her popularity eventually led her to star in two Doris Wishman films, who is best known for her work in the sexploitation film genre as well as in pornography.
The first film she starred in was 1974’s “Deadly Weapons” which also starred porn star Harry Reems. The story focuses on an advertising executive on the hunt for the mobsters who killed her boyfriend. She seduces each man, drugs them, and then smothers them to death with her breasts. During the same year, she starred in the film “Double Agent 73” in reference to her 73 inch bust, but unlike the previous film, there was only one sequence in the film that involved her large breasts, in a scene where she applies poison to her breasts, and climbs unto a guy’s bed who dies from the poison.
Later Career and Retirement
Chesty continued her film work over the next few years, working with Federico Fellini in the film “Fellini’s Casanova”, an adaptation of Giacomo Casanova’s autobiography, however, her scenes were later cut from the film. Her work in sexploitation films was also featured in the 1994 film “Serial Mom” directed by John Waters, and she was set to have a role in the Waters film “Flamingos Forever” but it was never made, although scripts of it were later published in the book “Trash Trio”.
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In 1991, she made her last performance as a stripper in Houston, during what was the first night of the Persian Gulf War. She retired afterwards and has since lived her life away from the media spotlight in Tampa Bay, Florida. In 2018, she resurfaced to appear in the documentary entitled “The Old Stripper”, in which a 70 year-old burlesque stripper travels around the country to visit the cities she performed in. The documentary also features other dancers both young and old, and was made by the son of a burlesque dancer who grew up in that environment.
For her personal life, it is known that Morgan married Josef Wilczkowski in 1957 and the couple moved to New York. They had two daughters together however, her husband was killed during a robbery in Brooklyn in 1965. Her next marriage was to National League Baseball umpire Dick Stello in 1974, however, their marriage lasted for five years before they divorced, though remained friends until Stello’s death in a car accident in 1987. Morgan’s elder daughter was also killed in a car accident, in 1984.