2. It was derived then to the Ladies who singed and Danced at the Foiles-Vergére at las Vegas or Moulin Rouge.
3. In slang, any person that will do ANYTHING to get everyone pay her attention.
2. I went to the Moulin Rouge, OMG! the vedettes were freakin hot.
3. Mary is such a vedette, she did a flash in the classroom just to get noticed.